Monthly Archives: September 2008

Visit BioMed Central at WONCA Melbourne

BioMed Central will be exhibiting at the forthcoming WONCA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, which is being held in Melbourne from 3rd-5th October. If you are attending please drop by our stand (#50) so that we can introduce you to our portfolio of family medicine journals which includes Asia Pacific Family Medicine (an official journal of WONCA)… Read more »


BioMed Central journals in the news

BioMed Central’s journals have dominated the media in the last two months. Research ranging from glowing fish to a comparison of commercial weight loss programmes all proved to be popular stories in the news around the world.  In August, a BMC Psychiatry article about the link between severe acute maternal stress and the development of schizophrenia… Read more »


Festival of Science session on developing countries and open access – presentations now available online

BioMed Central held a forum entitled "How science addresses developing world issues" as part of the British Association for the Advancement of Science’s Festival of Science held in Liverpool earlier this month. Guests included members of the press, academics, students and representatives from charity organisations. The audience heard a variety of presentations about the prevalence… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

Visit BioMed Central at APLAR 2008

BioMed Central will be attending the 13th Asia Pacific League of Association for Rheumatology Congress in Yokohama from 23rd-27th September. If you are going to be there, please do drop by our stand (#F5) where we will be promoting a number of our relevant journals including Arthritis Research & Therapy, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and Pediatric… Read more »


European Commission introduces new pilot open access policy in for FP7 research projects, confirms financial support for OA publication fees

Over the few years, the European Commission has undertaken an ongoing program of investigation into the issue of open access to the results of scientific research. This included an influential report  published in 2006, that looked at the economics of different models of scholarly system, and concluded that the traditional subscription-based system did not operate… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Bad Science – encouraging the public to think critically about science and health reporting

Ben Goldacre’s much anticipated book, ‘Bad Science’, is published this week. Goldacre is an NHS doctor whose ‘Bad Science’ column in the Guardian newspaper has attracted a devoted following, thanks to its well-argued, passionate, and often extremely funny attacks on charlatanry in alternative medicine and credulity/laziness in science journalism.    He is also a strong… Read more »