Monthly Archives: July 2012

Trial reporting: BioMed Central discusses innovation through open access publishing in Pharmaphorum

We at BioMed Central are working at the forefront of clinical trial reporting. In an article for Pharmaphorum, the news and community site for research in pharma, we discuss the opportunities for clinical trial development and dissemination offered by open access publishing. The article discusses the steps taken by our trial register database and our… Read more »

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Highlights of the BMC-series: July 2012

July has been a fantastic month for the BMC-series! The sun has finally shone on our London offices after weeks of rain, we have our first video highlight, Darwin the puppy made two appearances on the BMC Genetics homepage (see more below) and we published the following great articles. Oh and there’s some sporting event… Read more »


BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics met ISMB 2012

ISMB – Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology – held its 20th anniversary meeting in Long Beach California in July. The main event was held over three days, preceded by two days of special interest group and satellite meetings. A total of six Keynote speakers were invited to present at the beginning and end of each… Read more »


How do we standardize peer review of bioinformatics software?

The 20th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), an international meeting positioned at the intersection of computer science and biology, took place in Long Beach last week. Bioinformaticians build software on which much of modern biological computation depends, and openness – in data, software and of course journal articles – is… Read more »


Open for business: open access journals have the same scientific impact as subscription journals

The debate about who should pay for scientific publishing is of continuing importance to the scientific community but also to the general public who not only often pay for the research though charitable contributions, their taxes, and by buying products, but are also affected by the results contained within these articles. So what is the… Read more »

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The Crowdfunding Genome Project: a personal genomics community with open source values

Guest blog post by Manuel Corpas, author for Source Code for Biology and Medicine, strong supporter of the open source movement and originator of the Crowdfunding Genome Project   Source Code for Biology and Medicine constitutes an ideal platform for dissemination of code developed for the biomedical fields. One particular field in which the development of… Read more »


Open Repository attends ALA Annual 2012

The ALA Annual Conference (ALA) was as lively as ever for the BioMed Central and Open Repository team. Stationed in a booth next to the Springer stand, Bob Schatz (North American Sales Manager) and Sana Mulla (Marketing Executive) welcomed a steady stream of attendees, some from existing BioMed Central Member institutes and others from interested… Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: June 2012

The BMC-series has been watching its weight this month, with two articles on heavy issues. Elsewhere, we had stolen genes, violent ants and Hdac4 controlling development in zebrafish, amongst a host of other important research. Be sure to investigate the journal homepages for more exciting highlights. Public Health: A weighty issue In a study published… Read more »