Monthly Archives: July 2008

Nominations open for Research Awards

BioMed Central has announced that nominations for the 3rd Annual Research Awards are now open. The awards, now in their third year and growing in popularity, recognize excellence in research that has been made universally accessible by open access publication. The awards celebrate the best published research across medical and biological science within any of… Read more »


More BioMed Central journals indexed in MEDLINE and CABI

Biology Direct, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Neural Development have all been recently accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE following review by the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee.  All three journals were launched in 2006 and have rapidly built strong reputations within their respective fields, which is reflected by their inclusion in MEDLINE. Our congratulations go… Read more »


Open access and the developing world – read the latest

The International African Institute and Edinburgh University Press have announced that their journal Africa: Journal of the International African Institute will be now available free to libraries and non-profit research and educational institutions in some countries in Africa.   The ELPUB Open Scholarship Conference was held in Toronto at the end of June and the… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

Biology Direct and Algorithms for Molecular Biology receive their first official Impact Factors

We have just received confirmation from Thomson Reuters of official 2007 Impact Factors for Biology Direct (3.29) and Algorithms for Molecular Biology (1.63). Impact Factors for these two journals, both of which focus on aspects of computational biology, had been expected in June 2008, when the 2007 edition of the Journal Citation Report was released… Read more »