Monthly Archives: May 2011

Head direct to BMC Research Notes with research articles

Up until now BMC Research Notes has accepted, as direct submissions, short reports, technical notes, data notes, project notes, hypotheses and correspondence articles. Research articles, with their widely-accepted I(B)MRaD (Introduction (Background), Methods, Results and Discussion) format, were not considered unless they were received as a post-peer-review transfer from another journal. The objective of this policy… Read more »


Paradigm shifting in scholarly communications

Guest blog post by Alex Wade, Director for Scholarly Communication at Microsoft Research, sponsors of BioMed Central’s Open Data Award.This has also been posted to the Microsoft Research Connections Blog. Earlier this year, Lee Dirks, Cheri Ekholm, and I attended Phil Bourne’s Beyond the PDF workshop at the University of California, San Diego. This workshop… Read more »


Breaking down barriers with new Edanz partnership

BioMed Central has announced a new agreement with Edanz, a leading medical and scientific editing service provider, to provide researchers with cost-effective and comprehensive English language support throughout the peer review process. As part of this agreement, BioMed Central authors will be eligible to receive a discount on Edanz’s services. This agreement will significantly improve… Read more »


BioMed Central's 5th Annual Research Awards, and the winners are…

    The winners of our 5th Annual Research Awards were announced last night at ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 120 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world. The winners… Read more »


Open access vital for safeguarding UK scholarly research

A new commissioned report has recommended that academic policymakers promote the adoption of gold-route open access publishing to help increase access to scholarly journals. Commissioned by Research Information Network (RIN), Research Libraries UK, the Wellcome Trust, the Publishing Research Consortium and the Joint Information Systems Committee, the report ‘Heading for the open road: costs and benefits… Read more »

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