Case studies

Society-affiliated journals, whether previously self-published, transferred from a subscription-based arrangement with another publisher, or initiated as an open access journal with BioMed Central, represent the fastest growing segment of our portfolio.

The benefits of open access

The benefits of open access are already evident for many journals that were started only a few years ago, with no preceding history as a subscription-based publication. For instance:

Journal of Hematology and Oncology

Official journal of CAHON, the Chinese American Hemotologist and Oncologist Network.

Journal of Hematology & Oncology was accepted for tracking soon after its launch in 2008 and is now well established with an Impact Factor of over 4.

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

Official journal of Orphanet, the European portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs.

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, launched in 2006, has achieved an impressive Impact Factor of 3.96, which ranks it near the top in the “Medicine, Research & Experimental” category.

On behalf of governmental agencies

BioMed Central also publish a number of journals on behalf of governmental agencies. Among these are two publications owned by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in France.

Veterinary Research

Veterinary Research is the world's highest ranked veterinary journal with an Impact Factor of 3.38 and is supported by the Animal Health Division of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA ), France.

Genetics Selection Evolution

Genetics Selection Evolution has seen a significant increase in its Impact Factor two years after the transfer to BioMed Central, when the calculation started being based exclusively on open access articles and will be discussed in a more detailed case study below.

Examples such as these show how the worldwide momentum of the open access movement, the open access citation advantage and the quality of BioMed Central's technology and services combine to provide journals with a solid basis for rising towards the top of their subject categories.

Our highly successful cluster of nutrition-related journals

In the SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) category Nutrition and Dietetics, which covers 47 titles, the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is one of four BioMed Central journals (in addition to Nutrition & Metabolism, Nutrition Journal, and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition) appearing in the top third of the ranking.

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