Monthly Archives: May 2008

BioMed Central opens new office in Liverpool

Liverpool MP Louise Ellman joined BioMed Central staff and editors at the opening of  BioMed Central’s second UK office, at Liverpool Science Park, on Thursday, 22 May. At the ceremony, guests from Liverpool City Council, neighbouring universities and institutions gathered to celebrate the opening of the new office.  BioMed Central has published more than 35,000 open access peer-reviewed research articles and in 2007 delivered more than 34 million downloads of… Read more »


Guest blog: Harnessing science to foster sustainable improvements in the developing world

This guest blog entry from Evelyn Strauss describes Scientists without Borders, a new initiative from the New York Academy of Sciences. Google’s power is unprecedented, but even its strength fails when faced with certain tasks. For example, a person seeking organizations that work on neglected tropical diseases in Africa might type "Africa neglected tropical diseases… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

Open access and the developing world – read the latest

Computer Aid recently celebrated its 10th birthday. To mark the occasion a party was held in the organisation’s honour. A wide variety of international guests attended the event, including Lindiwe Mabuza the South African High Commissioner, Shahid Malik MP from Department for International Development (DFID) Ambassador of Senegal, the Chair of CND, and the General… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

BioMed Central articles now indexed in Zetoc and SOCOLAR

BioMed Central articles are now indexed in both the Zetoc and SOCOLAR services. Zetoc provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents for journals and conference proceedings and is free to use for members of JISC-sponsored UK higher and further education institutions and research councils.  The service itself provides access to the table… Read more »


What You Get is more than What You See

Sorry, I’ve been neglecting you, haven’t I? Time for another update then, and this one is more WYSI than most (err, ok, I’ll stop the puns). The first part to mention is a new cut-down ‘content management system’ – when I say cut-down, I’m not just being modest. It doesn’t currently allow uploading of images… Read more »


Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases tracked by Thomson Reuters and set to receive first impact factor in June 2008

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases was recently accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters. It is included in the ISI Web of Knowledge database and will receive its first impact factor this summer. We are delighted with this achievement, which confirms the prominence and reputation which Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases  has achieved in its field…. Read more »