Monthly Archives: December 2008

Silence is ready to receive submissions

Silence, a new journal soon to be launched by BioMed Central, is now accepting submissions. Silence is an online, peer-reviewed open access journal that covers all aspects of genetic and epigenetic control that is mediated by RNA. Silence aims to feature research involving small RNA molecules and submissions are invited describing novel insights into the biogenesis… Read more »


BMC Biology is five years old

BMC Biology launched in November 2003 as the flagship biology journal in the BMC series. As BMC Biology turns five, it has secured its position within the BMC-series stable with an impressive debut impact factor of, appropriately, five! The BMC Biology Editorial Team celebrate this anniversary in an editorial published today. If you’re a researcher… Read more »


This week in Virology

Jeremy Luban has told me about a very interesting podcast site for virology.  This weekly podcast site "This week in Virology" is hosted by Vincent Racaniello.  You can access this site for its insightful content at the following link: 


Retrovirology editorial argues litigation compromises HIV prevention

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Associate Editor of Retrovirology, Dr Mark Wainberg, published an editorial today. Wainberg, Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre in Canada, argues that the criminalization of HIV transmission only serves to undermine HIV prevention programs as it intensifies confusion regarding the disease. In addition, ciminalizing this behavior effectively slows down… Read more »