To improve the user experience for users accessing the websites from mobile devices, we’re pleased to announce the release of further support for access from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
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In order to increase the awareness of open access among Taiwan’s librarians and researchers, BioMed Central and Springer Asia are organizing an Open Access Usage Contest to reward institutions and researchers in Taiwan for their support to us.
There will be three awards – one institutional award to a Taiwan institution whose open access articles have the highest average usage, and two individual awards (one for BioMed Central and Chemistry Central journals, and one for SpringerOpen journals) to award to researchers in Taiwan whose open access articles have the highest daily average usage.
The winners will be announced in November 2013 during the CONCERT meeting. All winners will receive an article processing charge coupon for their next …
BioMed Central, Springer Asia and CONCERT (Consortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan) jointly organized an open access seminar on April 26, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. The seminar title was Open Access – from Green Road to Gold Road,and more than 70 registered librarians and researchers attended. The seminar presentation topics were:
Open Access development and trends
Case study: The role of librarians in Open Access publishing and setting up a central fund
Open Access Taiwan survey results
What are the benefits of Open Access publishing to authors and end-users
Creative Commons Taiwan
We invited 3 speakers:
Mr. Andrew Waller, Licensing and Negotiation Librarian and Open Access Librarian of University of Calgary to share his role as both Negotiation and Open Access Librarian and …
To improve the user experience for users accessing the websites from mobile devices, we’re pleased to announce the second phase of our project to support access from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
New functionality released includes:
Mobile search and search results
Mobile ‘Contact us’ pages
Mobile navigation menu, accessible from the top of the screen
An update to the Mobile FAQ has also been published – read more about the new mobile-friendly features here.
At BioMed Central, we encourage authors to submit additional files such as movies and datasets, and we continue to look for ways to use web technology to make these files more useful and accessible.
We have recently updated our Instructions for Authors, adding an additional file quick reference guide, which provides advice, recommendations and examples for the preparation of various types of additional file. The guide also describes what we currently do to present each type of additional file in a readily accessible way. Examples range from interactive images to enhanced 3D PDFs, chemical structures and cut-and-paste-enabled mathematical formulae. We hope the guide will encourage authors to take full advantage of the data-sharing opportunities offered by the BioMed Central …
BioMed Central now supports access from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
BioMed Central portals and journal websites have been updated so that users on smartphones or tablets have an enhanced experience when viewing full text articles, making better use of small screen sizes and touch-screen functionality. Improving the experience when reading fulltext articles is our first priority, but we will be rolling out further mobile optimizations in the coming months. BioMed Central’s blog network is already optimized for mobile.
Accessing the mobile-friendly version of articles is easy.
BioMed Central uses a ‘responsive’ web design. This means that the website automatically responds to the capabilities of the device that …
We’ve transferred our blogs to WordPress. WordPress allows us to introduce features which we hope make it easier for you to navigate the blogs, find content which is relevant and interesting, and participate in conversation.
New structure: we have introduced a new top level page, showcasing highlights from blogs across the BioMed Central blog network. This is designed to make navigating the sites more intuitive and to bring new content to the forefront.
Improved navigation: the new blog framework provides improved navigation through our ever-expanding content. You can discover content via links, via the archive, and via tags and tag clouds.
Enhanced share options: we have added easy-to-use share options which are positioned prominently on individual blog posts, on blog homepages …
At BioMed Central, we want to provide the best possible services to our users. We’re thinking about our mobile services and offerings, and we’d love to know what you think.
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