Peer review is a process integral to the scientific research cycle, and, for the majority of biology journals, one that takes place behind closed doors. In conventional blind peer review, reviewers remain anonymous to the authors, and their comments are not made available once a paper is published.
The closed nature of this review can have its problems: high-profile commentaries on lengthy, iterative review calling for an end to ‘the tyranny of reviewer experiments’ and ‘painful publishing’ have generated much discussion on the issue in recent years.
But can one of the touted solutions to the problem, namely opening up the peer review process for all to see, work in practice?
Biology Direct launched 7 years ago as a community …
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.
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The deadline to recommend an article for the BioMed Central Research Awards is fast approaching, with nominations closing on the 31st January.
Now in its 7th year, the awards will celebrate the best research published across BioMed Central’s portfolio of more than 240 open access journals in 2012. There are 10 refined categories covering all areas of Biology, Medicine and Health services research, as well as dedicated prizes for case reports, open data and advocacy, The awards this year will allow us to distinguish the articles that deserve recognition across several disciplines.
Each category will be overseen by a dedicated judging panel of internationally recognised leaders in …
There’s just under two weeks left to put your nominations in for BioMed Central’s 7th Annual Research Awards, including the Open Data Award. This award recognizes researchers who have published in BioMed Central journals and have demonstrated leadership in the sharing, standardization, publication, or re-use of biomedical research data during 2012. Nominations close on January 31st 2013. The award will be judged by prominent figures in open data and open science: John Wilbanks; Peter Murray-Rust; Earl Beutler; Rufus Pollock and Cameron Neylon.
The award is sponsored by LabArchives, a leading Electronic Lab Notebook that is used by scientists throughout the world to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory data. BioMed Central has partnered …
To celebrate the launch of Cases Database, BioMed Central is offering a discounted article processing charge to Journal of Medical Case Reports authors, and expanding the scope of its Case Report of the Year Award.
Creating Cases Database, BioMed Central’s freely accessible database of peer-reviewed case reports which launched last month, was one of the original aims of Journal of Medical Case Reports. The expertise and guidance of a number of the journal’s senior editorial board members, including in particular Editor-in-Chief Prof Michael Kidd and Deputy Editor Dr Geoff Wong, have been invaluable in developing the database.
Cases Database is growing rapidly and includes several thousand more case reports than when it first launched in …
It’s that time of year again! Nominations are open for you to put forward your favorite BioMed Central open access research article for our seventh annual Research Awards. Articles must be published in one of our 240 plus BioMed Central journals, during 2012 to qualify.
BioMed Central’s Research Awards have been successfully highlighting the very best research that has been made available through open access publishing for the last six years, chosen by you and selected by internationally renowned judges.
This year we’ve taken a closer look at our ten category awards and refined subject areas . Each award now allows us to distinguish the articles that deserve recognition across several disciplines.
These categories are:
Public Health and Health …