Monthly Archives: July 2012

P-p-pester a penguin

You might think that banging together two metal bars in close proximity to a penguin would be cruel. But it turns out that they actually don’t seem to mind too much, at least not if they’ve lived alongside similar noises for the last 50 years or so. A new article published today in BMC Ecology… Read more »


BMC Ecology Image Competition 2012

BMC Ecology wants to see your visual interpretations of ecological processes. The “BMC Ecology Image Competition 2012” is open to everyone affiliated with a research institution. So from muddy-boots fieldworkers to desk-based computational modellers, we want to know how you see the science of ecology. Entries should depict a specific ecological interaction, and should be… Read more »


Discover Cell Regeneration

Stem cell biology, regenerative biology and regenerative medicine are being served by a a new open access journal from BioMed Central, called Cell Regeneration. Spearheaded by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Duanqing Pei,  who is Director of the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), the journal focuses on high-impact research. Dr. Pei summarises his expectations for… Read more »


Human Genomics now published by BioMed Central

Human Genomics has published its first open access articles with BioMed Central. Already a leading peer-reviewed journal for geneticists engaged in biomedical and life science research analysing human genome data, the greater visibility afforded by open access will help to evolve and further establish the journal within the genomics field.  The journal, which has been in… Read more »


Powerful Impact in 2011

Excellent news for Biotechnology for Biofuels came with the 2011 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, released on June 28th 2012. The Impact Factor for Biotechnology for Biofuels increased from 4.15 to 6.09, placing the journal at the top of the its field, with the highest impact of all specialist biofuel journals.   The… Read more »