Monthly Archives: September 2009

AGRICOLA starts coverage of selected BioMed Central journals

AGRICOLA, an indexing service from the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, has recently accepted the following BioMed Central journals for inclusion: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica BMC Ecology BMC Plant Biology Carbon Balance and Management Nutrition Journal Nutrition & Metabolism Plant Methods Content from these journals will appear in AGRICOLA from the start of… Read more »


Five US universities to provide central funding for open access publication fees

In a major step forward for the open access movement, on September 15th 2009, Berkeley, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  announced a joint commitment to provide their researchers with central financial assistance to cover open access publication fees, and encouraged other academic institutions to join them.

 The aim of the Compact… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Two new awards announced for 4th Annual Research Awards

As part of our 4th Annual Research Awards, we have added some new awards. In 2010, Genome Biology will celebrate its tenth birthday, to mark the occasion we will be presenting the ‘Genome Biology Award – Celebrating 10 years of excellence‘. The award will recognise any ground-breaking article, methodology or software published in Genome Biology… Read more »


Two BioMed Central journals added to PsycINFO

PsycINFO, the abstracting database published by the American Psychological Association, has recently extended its coverage of BioMed Central journals to include BMC Neurology and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity.  Both journals are also included in a wide range of other indexing services including Thomson Reuters; BMC Neurology with a current impact factor… Read more »