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Nominate your research winners of 2013

Research Awards

Which research articles and researchers of 2013 deserve recognition? It’s a tough question to answer. Last year was another fantastic year for open access research, and not least here at BioMed Central. 25,000 articles were published with us, across topics as diverse as malaria metabolics, the genomics of chocolate, and the link between night work and risk of breast cancer.

For the last 7 years, BioMed Central has celebrated the excellent articles and researchers who have published with us . In October, we announced our 8th Annual Research Awards sponsored by Antibodies-online, which will recognize work published in 2013.

So who is going to win this year? Well, our dedicated panel of judges will decide, …

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Highlighting the best open access research: BioMed Central’s 8th Annual Research Awards


“Winning the BioMed Central Research Awards 2011 gave our article a boost… a little over a year after the paper was published, it had been viewed almost 4000 times. This is reflected in a high citation rate,” says Áine McKnight winner of the 2012 BioMed Central Research award.

Our Research Awards bring visibility to excellent articles and researchers published in BioMed Central journals. We want to hear what you think are the best articles published in 2013 in a BioMed Central journal, or an individual or institution you think has made a significant contribution to Open Access or Open Data?

If you want to nominate your favourite 2013 BioMed Central open access research article for 8th Annual …

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Presentation of the Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Research Award


Each year, BioMed Central presents awards in recognition of top quality research published in its journals. The winners of the Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation category award are Julia Oh (pictured) and her colleagues for their article ‘Shifts in human skin and nares microbiota in health children and adults’ published in Genome Medicine.

The judges agreed it was an outstanding article that makes an important contribution to the scientific field as well as being of interest to the general public.

The award was presented to Julia Oh at the American Society for Microbiology general meeting in May 2013. Julia and her co-authors were pleasantly surprised and honored when they were informed that their article …

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Can open peer review work? Biology Direct suggests it can…


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 …

Read more to sponsor BioMed Central’s overall Research Award


BioMed Central welcomes , 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. 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 …

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Nominations for BioMed Central’s Research Awards close soon

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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 …

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Open Data Award 2012: get your votes in now!

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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

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Journal of Medical Case Reports celebrates launch of Cases Database


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 …

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Highlighting the best open access research: BioMed Central’s 7th Annual Research Awards


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 …

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