Monthly Archives: January 2013

BioMed Central support for data publishing: enhanced handling of additional files

At BioMed Central, we encourage authors to submit additional files such as movies and datasets, and we continue to look for ways to use web technology to make these files more useful and accessible. We have recently updated our Instructions for Authors, adding an additional file quick reference guide, which provides advice, recommendations and examples… Read more »

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Winning the 2011 BioMed Central Research Award – what it meant to me by Áine McKnight

There’s just four days left to put your nominations in for BioMed Central’s 7th Annual Research Awards. Nominations close on January 31st 2013. Over the last six years BioMed Central’s Research Awards have been successfully highlighting the very best research that has been made available through open access publishing, chosen by you and selected by… Read more »


Experience Open Access Africa 2012

Our third Open Access Africa conference was a huge success. It took place at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and thrived with the wealth of expertise based at the University, alongside prominent speakers from around the world. The conference allowed researchers, librarians, journal editors, funders and other decision makers to come together and… Read more »


Open Data Award 2012: get your votes in now!

There’s just under two weeks left to put your nominations in for BioMed Central’s 7th Annual Research Awards, including the Open Data Award. This award recognizes researchers who have published in BioMed Central journals and have demonstrated leadership in the sharing, standardization, publication, or re-use of biomedical research data during 2012. Nominations close on January 31st 2013. The… Read more »

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BioMed Central – a home for all research

Enhanced support for manuscript transfers We understand the importance of a fast and easy publication process to our authors, and so from today we are offering enhanced functionality to support manuscript transfers between our journals. Manuscripts that report sound research, but have been rejected from a journal for reasons of scope or novelty, can now… Read more »


Exploring the Semantic Web and its relevance to clinical and life sciences

Guest blog post from the series editors of the ‘Semantic technologies in healthcare and life sciences’ thematic series, which focuses on the application of web-based technologies for knowledge representation and data integration in clinical and life sciences.  We would like to draw your attention to a new thematic series in Journal of Biomedical Semantics. The ‘Semantic… Read more »