Monthly Archives: April 2010

Meeting the challenges of supplement publishing

Publishing supplements in journals is a practice that frequently comes under scrutiny due to the external sources of funding involved.  Some journals choose to avoid publishing supplements altogether to protect against any potential perception that industry involvement might lead to lost objectivity.  In an editorial in the latest issue of Arthritis Research & Therapy however,… Read more »


BioMed Central journals indexed in ACM and CINAHL

Selected BioMed Central journals have recently been added to two specialist indexing services, ACM and CINAHL. ACM indexes a wide range of journals relevant to computing and recently accepted the following journals: Algorithms for Molecular Biology Automated Experimentation BioData Mining BMC Bioinformatics Source Code for Biology and Medicine CINAHL, a literature service focusing on nursing… Read more »


Science in Africa

Last month, the National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative to strengthen medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. This program is in support of PEPFAR’s goal to increase the number of new health care workers by 140,000, and will also serve the… Read more »

Developing World Publishing

Biology flagships join forces

The two flagship biology journals of BioMed Central, BMC Biology and Journal of Biology, are combined today to become a single title with all the best features of both. The combined journal will be called BMC Biology, reflecting the strong relationship with the subject-specific BMC-series journals, but will include high-profile commissioned content that to date… Read more »