Stem Cell Research & Therapy, is now accepting research submissions for consideration in a special series focusing on cardiovascular regeneration.
The publication of these articles will be coordinated, with a series of commissioned reviews and opinions, edited by Prof Ronald Li (University of Hong Kong) and written by leaders in the field including Kenneth Boheler (National Institutes of Health, USA), Steve Oh (BTI, Singapore) and Sean Wu (Stanford University).
The series will review the current state-of-the-art stem cell-based approaches for disease modelling, drug discovery and myocardial repair, as well as the associated hurdles and potential solutions.
The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2013. Please Read more
Each year BioMed Central’s Annual Research Awards celebrate excellence in scientific research made freely available through open access publishing within our portfolio of biology and medical journals. Now in their 7th year, they are intended to recognize the achievements of particular research teams in ten diverse subject-specific award categories spanning all areas of Biology, Medicine and Health Services Research. We also have an Open Data award recognizing leadership in the sharing of data and a Case Report of the Year Award for the best case report recognized for its originality and significance to clinical practice.We are pleased to announce the winners for the ten subject-specific award categories:
Animal Science, Veterinary Research and Zoology
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BioMed Central welcomes antibodies-online.com , as the overall BioMed Central Research Award Sponsor for the 7th Annual Research Awards. This prestigious award celebrates the very best in open access research across all disciplines published in BioMed Central’s 250 journals for 2012.
antibodies-online.com is the biggest independent distributor for proteomics (eg. ELISA kits, antibodies, proteins) research worldwide serving universities and biotech companies in 53 different countries.
“At antibodies-online we accelerate research. We interact with the research community every day and are happy to sponsor the BioMed Central Overall Research Award winner 2012. The annual BioMed Central Research Awards have become a key event on the open access calendar. The awards program is an excellent …
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy is now accepting research submissions for consideration in a special series on abeta catabolism, planned for publication in late 2013.
The publication of these articles will be co-ordinated with a series of commissioned reviews and opinions, guest edited by Dr Elizabeth Eckman (Atlantic Health) and written by leaders in the field including Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve), Kristin Wildsmith (Genentech), Malcolm Leissring (Mayo clinic), Anthony Turner (Leeds) and Salvatore Oddo (UT Health Science Centre).
Submit your paper to this series and receive a 50% article processing charge discount – simply quote ‘AlzRTabeta’ at submission.
We welcome research manuscripts to accompany a series of articles reviewing the evidence for decreased Abeta clearance …
A recent Research Hive Seminar organized by the Library of the University of Sussex featured presentations from Maria Kowalczuk, BioMed Central’s Deputy Biology Editor and Martin Eve, a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln. The discussion focused on alternatives to traditional peer review and the future of peer review across different disciplines.
Maria highlighted the peer review innovations adopted by BioMed Central and other publishers of biology and medical journals within the last few years in response to the criticism of traditional peer review.
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Martin, a co-founder of the Open Library of Humanities …
BMC Ecology is delighted to announce the winning images in its very first Ecology Image Competition. We were truly overwhelmed by the positive response to the competition, which received more than 200 individual entries from researchers across the world.
In an accompanying Editorial, guest judge Dr Yan Wong and the journal’s Editorial Board outline what they found most striking about their choice of winning images – and discuss some of the ecological stories behind these stunning pictures.
Click on the links below to browse through the winning entries, together with some of the most highly commended images that didn’t quite make it to winning the top prize. All of these winning images have been released under a Creative Commons …
From 1 April 2013, all academics funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) need to be compliant with a new open access policy. The policy requires grantees to make their research available via open access – either immediately via open access (OA) publishing, or via OA deposit of the author version in an archive –typically with an embargo period.
Immediate OA via OA publishing is the route strongly preferred by the research councils, and to reduce barriers to OA publishing, dedicated funds have been made available to all universities which receive RCUK funding to cover article processing charges.
The policy was announced last summer. Since then we have seen reams of media coverage, and more recently, a flurry of public …
Maria Kowalczuk, BioMed Central’s Deputy Biology Editor will be speaking at the University of Sussex on Thursday 14th of March.
The March Research Hive Seminar programme, run by the Library of the University of Sussex, will focus on the role of peer review in different sciences.
Maria will be discussing the changing publishing landscape in biology and medical sciences, and how the move towards online publishing and open access is driving innovations in peer review practices. Traditional single-blind and double-blind peer review is widely practiced but also widely criticised. In the last few years journals, publishers and the scientific community have proposed several innovations to address the issues of transparency, consistency, cost and speed of peer review. …
On Wednesday 27 February, the newest addition to the BMC-series portfolio was launched. This marked a significant milestone for the BMC-series family of open access journals, as it was the first truly new journal since 2008.
View the story “BMC Psychology Launches!” on Storify
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases has completed its transfer to BioMed Central. In doing so, JVATiTD becomes the 250th journal in the BioMed Central portfolio.
JVATiTD is the official journal of the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP), a unit of São Paulo State University (UNESP). The journal is dedicated to research on all aspects of toxins, venomous animals and their derivative products, also welcoming submissions related to tropical diseases with a focus on infectious diseases, parasitology and immunology.
When it was founded by CEVAP in 1995, JVATiTD was the first electronic scientific journal …