Monthly Archives: August 2011

BMC Biophysics meets the Queen of the Danube

How appropriate for the 8th European Biophysics Congress to be held in a city like Budapest, the so-called “Queen of the Danube”. Here is a place unified at the banks of this great river—Buda to west, Pest to the east—and here is where Biology meets Physics, unified in a single discipline. Like the city itself… Read more »


Four new journals indexed in MEDLINE

Following a review by the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, four BioMed Central titles have recently been accepted for indexing in MEDLINE: Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Parasites and Vectors and Reproductive Health.  The inclusion of these journals in MEDLINE gives an indication of their growing prominence and reputation in their… Read more »


Bringing Open Access Africa publishing initiative to West Africa

BioMed Central recently launched Open Access Africa, a collection of initiatives, including free Foundation Membership, designed to increase the output and visibility of scientific research published by learning institutes in low-income countries. Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, has recently been announced as the first African Foundation Member. KNUST is the only university… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

Developer Challenge at OR11 in Austin

At the recent Open Repositories 2011 conference in Austin, one of the highlights was the Developer Challenge sponsored by DevSCI and coordinated by Mahendra Mahey. Open Repository’s entry demonstrated how the RESTful API module for DSpace can harvest communities and collections in DSpace and be browsed in real-time in Joomla. We also demonstrated the ability… Read more »