Monthly Archives: November 2009

Support solidifies for the U.S. Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPPA)

41 Nobel Laureates and scientists collaborated to show their support for FRPPA, by lobbying Congress thorough an open letter. The legislation seeks to enhance access to federally funded published research articles, ensuring they are made available in an online repository no later than 6 months after publication. The bill will broaden the reach of scientific… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

What is original research?

All BioMed Central’s journals strive to ensure the integrity of the scientific record and, as members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), have procedures in place to help prevent covert duplicate (redundant) publication. Non-transparent duplication within the citable literature is academically unethical and, even more importantly, can have severe consequences for the evidence-based assessment… Read more »


Nobel Prize-winning scientists to Congress: Make available publicly funded research in an Online Repository

Nobel Prize-winning scientists urge Congress to act to ensure free online access to federally funded research results Published Nov 10, 2009 Media advisory For immediate release November 10, 2009 For more information, contact: Jennifer McLennan (202) 296-2296 ext. 121 jennifer [at] arl [dot] org Washington, DC – “For America to obtain an optimal return on our… Read more »

Open Access Technology

Additional journals tracked for Impact Factors: Biotechnology for Biofuels, Cell Communication and Signaling, Journal of Hematology & Oncology

Hot on the heels of our recent announcement we have just heard that three more journals have been accepted by Thomson Reuters and are now on course to receive their first Impact Factors. The journals are: Biotechnology for Biofuels – Impact Factor due June 2010 Cell Communication and Signaling – Impact Factor due June 2012… Read more »