The Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) has published the first articles on BioMed Central’s open access publishing platform after its move from Taylor & Francis. JCMR, now in its tenth year, is the official journal of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
JCMR readers now have free, instant online access to all published articles, not only via BioMed Central’s website but also via PubMed Central and other open access repositories. “Open access brings benefits to readers that are of utmost importance to science – free, unfettered and widespread access to all research,” says Editor-in-Chief Dudley Pennell. “Authors will benefit from faster publication cycles and a wider readership, leading to increased citation counts.” The online format also allows authors to publish colour images and embed movies at no extra cost, a great advantage in a field that relies heavily on high-quality image reproduction.
For further details regarding the journal’s move to open access publishing with BioMed Central please read the Editorial ‘Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Open access in 2008.
The first and only journal devoted exclusively to CMR, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance includes basic and clinical research articles, technical notes, review articles, and editorial commentary on the research, design, development, and evaluation of magnetic resonance methods applied to the cardiovascular system.
BioMed Central publishes a growing number of journals affiliated with learned societies. In addition to the transfer of existing society journals, BioMed Central is also working with societies to launch new journals such as the forthcoming Journal of Foot & Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australasian Podiatry Council and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (UK).