Colleagues from China, The Netherlands, UK and USA gathered together in Beijing to celebrate international open access week. The week started with a Springer Nature Open Research day hosted by BioMed Central and continued with a series of workshops for early career researchers on how to publish their research.
Following last week’s fantastic tweet chat “Academic publishing and patient/public awareness of research – two sides of the same coin?” – #PPIpublishing – we have Storified the discussion and points that were raised. For more information, see Peter Beresford’s blog from last week ‘Evolving service user involvement – next step, academic publishing‘, where he discussed how service user and patient involvement in research has evolved and were we announced the tweet chat.
In recognition of this year’s Open Access Week theme, ‘open for collaboration’, we asked publishing partners from three of our journals for their views on open access, including why they chose to collaborate with BioMed Central and how open access has helped them.
BioMed Central celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015, with many successes and innovations along the way. We’ve selected just a few highlights from the history of BioMed Central, some milestones for open access publishing and landmarks in open access policy. Click ‘Read more’ for more information about each milestone.
For Open Access week we’re examining the role of the library in improving the impact and visibility of an institution’s research output. Guest blogger, Kimberly Chapman, Director of Campus Repository Services at the University of Arizona, discusses faculty relationships and their value in growing an institution’s repository.
Service user involvement in research is now a well-accepted concept with a key emphasis in the community on how we can improve our methods and evidence base. Here, Peter Beresford discusses how service user involvement in research has evolved and, as part of our Open Access Week celebrations, BioMed Central announces the tweet chat “Academic publishing and patient/public awareness of research – two sides of the same coin?” #PPIpublishing
Another year older, another year wiser, and another year of great success in open access publishing! What better way to celebrate fifteen years of open access than to bring you a week’s worth of fantastic content all about it, during a week recognized (unsurprisingly) as International Open Access Week.