Central is proud to announce the launch of BMC
Medical Physics, the latest addition to its successful BMC series of journals. This journal will be guided by an all new Editorial Board and will publish research on the latest advances in medical physics.
application of physics to the diagnosis and management of human disease
has developed rapidly in recent years . Electrocardiograms, mammograms
and ultrasound scans have become familiar aspects of routine
healthcare. Radiation therapy plays a major role in cancer treatment,
emission tomography is increasingly used in diagnosis and evaluation. Magnetic resonance imaging, both functional
and structural, …
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases was recently accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters. It is included in the ISI Web of Knowledge database and will receive its first impact factor this summer. We are delighted with this
achievement, which confirms the prominence and reputation which Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases has achieved in its field.
The journal was launched in 2006 and has since
published a wide range of open access articles
concerning rare diseases and orphan drugs. Overseen by Ségolène Aymé, Bruno Dallapiccola
and Dian Donnai, the journal is the official publication of Orphanet, the European
portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs.
Journal of Rare Diseases is one of eleven BioMed Central titles that are
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, open-access journal,
overseen by Editors-in-Chief Michael Himmel, Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal, Chris Somerville, and Charles
Wyman, and supported by an international Editorial Board. Biotechnology
for Biofuels emphasizes
understanding and advancing the application of biotechnology and synergistic
operations to improve plants and biological conversion systems for the
production of fuels from lignocellulosic biomass and any related economic,
environmental and policy issues. For
more information, please read the journal’s launch editorial.
Biofuels features the latest
cutting-edge research in the field, reviews and commentary articles from both
Academia and Industry, and will run also operate blog, covering the latest aspects of developments in biofuels. Why not submit your next
In a recently published commentary the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Care, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, notes the need to rethink the design of clinical trials relating to sepsis in the light of several disappointing studies, including the Corticus study.
In an age of evidence-based medicine, there is an urgent need for well-designed trials for sepsis interventions, as sound data forms the foundations upon which future guidelines and treatments can be built.
Steroids in sepsis: another swing of the pendulum in our clinical trials
Critical Care 2008, 12:141 (29 April 2008)
This commentary has been made free to access immediately on publication. Critical Care’s reviews and commentaries normally require a subscription for access. …
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
(QUERI) is a series of articles currently being published in Implementation Science.
The series is edited by the journal’s Editors-in-Chief Brian S Mittman and
Martin P Eccles, along with Cheryl B Stetler, Joseph Francis and Ian Graham.
In 1998, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)
Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) was established to improve the
quality of VA healthcare through the use of research-derived best practices.
QUERI was created within the context of an internationally recognized
transformation of the VA’s healthcare delivery system. This transformation had
at its core a "quality improvement lens" and involved a major
redesign of organizational structures and policies, including implementation of
Paul Borm from Zuyd University in The Netherlands
has recently been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Particle & Fibre Toxicology. Prof Borm has served as Deputy Editor since the journal’s
launch in 2004 and has contributed to some of the most highly
accessed articles published in the journal. Our sincere thanks go to Ken
Donaldson who recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief and whose contributions
to the journal in its early years have helped the journal in building its
reputation within its field.
In a recent Editorial, Prof Borm summarises some of the journal’s successes to date and looks
towards future directions for Particle & Fibre Toxicology. Of note,
Prof Borm comments on the journal’s high citation rate, with over 250 …
A survey of journal editors and journal ‘Instructions to Authors’ has identified that the quality of randomized controlled trial reporting could be improved by greater enforcement of the reporting recommendations identified in the CONSORT statement. The survey’s results are published in Trials, a BioMed Central journal dedicated to all aspect of the design, performance, and findings of
randomized controlled trials.
The use of reporting guidelines is important to ensure accuracy and
transparency of publications. CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) is an internationally recognized
set of guidelines for authors on how to prepare reports of trial findings, and has been endorsed by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the International Committee of Medical Journal …
The journal BMC Evolutionary Biology is rapidly establishing itself as one of the top journals in this highly dynamic field.
One recent article from the journal that has attracted wide attention is “Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors”, which has been presented as a PubCast on the SciVee website by the paper’s lead author, Michael E Baker of the University of California at San Diego.
SciVee’s pubcasts offer a new way to present research findings in which an audio or video commentary on a paper is synchronized to the relevant sections of the text and figures of the published manuscript. The full text of the paper is …
are pleased to announce International
Archives of Medicine, a new open access journal published by BioMed
Central and encompassing all aspects of medical science and clinical practice.
Archives of Medicine has
a unique relationship with Archivos de
Medicina, a Spanish-language open access journal. Both journals publish
original articles, but authors of articles accepted by Archivos de Medicina
have the option of publishing English translations of their articles in International
Archives of Medicine without a new round of peer review (the translation’s
quality will be checked), and vice versa.
articles published in International Archives of Medicine will link to
the original Spanish-language article via the latter’s Digital Object
Identifier (DOI). BioMed Central’s Independent Journals team
We are delighted to announce that Thomson Scientific recently
accepted the following BioMed Central journals for indexing:
Having been accepted for tracking, all five journals are now on course to
receive an Impact Factor. Inclusion of these titles in Thomson Scientific is
indicative of their growing reputations in their respective fields and
successful publication records to date. We would like to extend our congratulations to the Editors-in-Chief of
all of these journals.
Over sixty BioMed Central
titles are now indexed by Thomson Scientific, and either have an Impact Factor or are on course to receive one over the next few years. Nine of these
journals will receive their …