What better way to usher in the month of July than to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Developmental Biology in Barga, Tuscany? The conference is running from June 30th to July 5th and this beautiful setting will no doubt help to stimulate interesting and productive discussions in key areas such as the evolution of morphological diversity, stem cell biology, regulatory networks of gene expression during development, and organogenesis.
BMC Developmental Biology is very much looking forward to attending this conference and getting involved in some of the discussions. If you would like to discuss any aspect of open access publishing – particularly if you are currently a member of a BMC-series journal Editorial Board – please …
Today two of our pharmacology titles within the BMC series, BMC Pharmacology and BMC Clinical Pharmacology, are joining forces to form BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology. Our aim is to facilitate connections between pre-clinical and clinical research, especially in this era of translational medicine. The new journal has an expanded scope to incorporate the interdisciplinary field of toxicology. You can read more about our aims in this Editorial.
“I think the merger is an excellent idea, especially since the borders between pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and toxicology can be rather ‘blurry’ and because of clinical and translational sciences being a major effort in the US and elsewhere.”
Paul Insel, University of California, Editorial Board Member.
Ironically, the subject matter …
Since 2006, BioMed Central has been running its annual Research Awards,
celebrating the excellence in scientific research that is published in
our portfolio of over 200 open access journals. 2012 marks an exciting
change to the Research Awards, as it is the first year that the awards
have been divided into 15 separate categories, giving a larger number of high quality articles the chance to win in their specific subject discipline. The judging panels
consist of experts in the respective fields, including but not limited
to members of our Editorial boards. These awards also recognise
outstanding individual or institutional efforts made to support open
access to research.
The winners have recently been announced and we …
BMC Ophthalmology will be attending this year’s The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress in Liverpool. The three day conference is the UK’s largest ophthalmology conference and will feature various poster sessions and workshops, plus a wide array of talks from world renowned experts in their fields highlighting the newest and most exciting developments in clinical research based ophthalmology.
From retinal imaging to inflammatory eye disease, strabismus to glaucoma and beyond, all areas of ophthalmology will be covered.
We’re looking forward to the congress. Please do get in touch if you’re also attending on firstname.lastname@example.org – it would be great to see you there.
The year 2011 was a successful one for BMC Ecology
and 2012 is off to an excellent start with the news that the journal
has been accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters and will receive its
first Impact Factor in 2015. We are delighted with this result as it
reflects the growth and increased visibility of the journal in its field
and the hard work and support given by our Editorial Board and in-house team.
To support and drive the further growth of BMC Ecology,
we are now working with external Section Editors on the journal and are
pleased to welcome Nick Royle, Josef Settele, Jean Clobert, Michel
Baguette, and Mike Bonsall to the …