Monthly Archives: February 2013

Social coding and scholarly communication – open for collaboration

Innovation in how social online tools and their features develop is frequently defined and driven by the network’s users. A collaboration between BioMed Central, some of our authors and editors, and the team behind a powerful social software development platform aims to stimulate innovation in scholarly communication. The ‘social coding’ website, GitHub, was founded in… Read more »

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Version control for scientific research

Guest blog post from Dr Karthik Ram (KR) and Dr C. Titus Brown (CTB) who have been working with BioMed Central on our recently announced collaboration with the social coding repository, GitHub. We live in an increasingly collaborative era, where the Internet enables distance collaboration almost trivially – not just with e-mail and videoconferencing, but… Read more »

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JVATiTD completes its transfer to BioMed Central

Echis carinatus

  Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases has completed its transfer to BioMed Central. In doing so, JVATiTD becomes the 250th journal in the BioMed Central portfolio. JVATiTD is the official journal of the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP), a unit of São Paulo State University (UNESP)…. Read more »

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Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR): the new US open access bill

BioMed Central welcomes a significant step forward for open access to publicly funded research in the United States, which came in the form of the bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) that was introduced in Congress on February 14 2013. Sponsored by Senators Cornyn and Wyden and Representatives Doyle, Yoder and… Read more »

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