Monthly Archives: June 2013

Crowdsourcing the Corpasome

The post-genomic era has seen an upsurge in direct-to-consumer testing services.  Members of the public are now able to access their genetic information without involving a healthcare professional. There are advantages to this approach to genetic testing: it allows people to gain an insight into diseases they may be predisposed to develop and play a… Read more »


Open Access Usage Contest Awards – Taiwan

In order to increase the awareness of open access among Taiwan’s librarians and researchers, BioMed Central and Springer Asia are organizing an Open Access Usage Contest to reward institutions and researchers in Taiwan for their support to us. There will be three awards – one institutional award to a Taiwan institution whose open access articles… Read more »

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Open Access Day – Taiwan


BioMed Central, Springer Asia and CONCERT (Consortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan) jointly organized an open access seminar on April 26, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. The seminar title was Open Access – from Green Road to Gold Road,and more than 70 registered librarians and researchers attended. The seminar presentation topics were: Open Access development… Read more »

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Biome – BioMed Central’s new magazine

With the recent launch of our new online magazine Biome, we are bringing together a selection of highlights from BioMed Central journals and, in various ways, making them accessible to a broad readership. In addition, the magazine will place a spotlight on research communities, and discuss the latest developments in open access publishing.

Biome is divided into three sections, described below with a few highlights so far…