Journal of Biomedical Science is to become an open access journal published by BioMed Central. The journal
is indexed in MEDLINE
and Web of Science and has an
Impact Factor of 2.02. It is now accepting
submissions via its new BioMed Central website and will publish its first
open access articles in January 2009.
Journal of Biomedical
Science, launched in 1994, is supported by the National Science Council (NSC) of
Taiwan. Thanks to support from the NSC, authors will not be required to pay any
article processing charges to publish in the journal.
Led by Editor-in-Chief Michael M. C. Lai, the journal aims
to be an important forum for communication among experts from different
biomedical fields and between the scientific community in Asia and the rest of
Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central’s Publisher, said he was
very pleased that the journal’s Editors and the National Science Council of
Taiwan had chosen BioMed Central as their partner for the transition to open
access. “We are seeing increasing interest from traditional journals in the
benefits of a switch to open access. Journal
of BioMedical Science is the latest journal to make the move, and we very much
look forward to working with the journal and its Editors to maximize its
potential under the open access model”.
Several other established journals affiliated with
scientific societies/organisations have recently transferred to BioMed
Central’s open access platform, including Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer
Research (Italian National Cancer Institute), Asia Pacific Family Medicine (Asia
Pacific Region of WONCA), and Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and
Emergency Medicine (affiliated with 9 Scandinavian societies).