Later this month, BioMed Central will be launching a companion journal to the BMC-series called BMC Proceedings. This open access journal has been created in recognition of the need for a journal specialising in publishing proceedings, including (but not limited to) large collections of articles, meetings of specialised interest and conferences of a cross- or multi-disciplinary nature.
BMC Proceedings will accept a variety of conference-related content from peer-reviewed research or review articles to collections of meeting abstracts. Conferences on any topic within biology or medicine will be considered.
The journal will be published online but also offers a competitive print service for production of hard copies of conference proceedings, and can offer a print on demand service to make content available via online bookshops. An example of a print on demand supplement from Genome Biology was recently announced.
All proceedings will be published without barriers to access and content will be indexed/included in PubMed and PubMed Central.
The first content, to be published in December, will be a collection of articles from the Genetic Analysis Workshop 15: Gene Expression Analysis and Approaches to Detecting Multiple Functional Loci Proceedings held in St Pete’s Beach, Florida, USA, 11-15 November 2006.
Further information is available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcproc
Conference organisers wishing to find out more about publishing proceedings should contact us with brief details of their conference (including title, place, date, website, expected number and type of submissions).