Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fostering open access in Asia


Research output in Asia is growing fast. According to National Science Foundation indicators published in February this year, the number of articles published by researchers in Asian countries increased from 89,000 in 1997 to 212,000 in 2011. If that trend continues, Asia – with China very much in the vanguard – is likely to overtake… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Open Repository debuts in Mexico with new Monterrey-based client, ITSEM


  From James Evans, Product Manager and Claire Bundy, Account-Sales Manager, Open Repository: Open Repository débuts in Mexico with new Monterrey-based client Open Repository is delighted to announce an agreement with the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ( ITESM) to host their DSpace institutional repository.  ITESM is situated in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, and… Read more »

Open Access Technology

The Zoological Code and online publication

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) has published a response to Dubois et al. who have criticised the way online journals have interpreted the zoological Code (the rules you should adhere to if you want to publish zoological species names correctly). BioMed Central’s response is also published, which expands some of the points we made… Read more »


My career in academic psychiatry

Phillipa Hay

This is a guest post by Professor Phillipa Hay, Foundation Chair of Mental Health at University of Western Sydney and  Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Eating Disorders. To mark International Women’s Day, she takes a look back over her career in psychiatry and publishing. My first love has always been the humanities but I also found science stimulating…. Read more »


Here’s to our reviewers!

Man reviewing page

When a researcher gets their work published, months of hard work and dedication finally pay off. The rewards of being published in a reputable journal are immediately obvious, but what about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes? Peer review remains the gold standard for the evaluation of new research and key to… Read more »