Microbe World

URL:www.microbeworld.org
  • Lots of information over a variety of topics
    • Poor site organization—two separate navigational toolbars
    • Source: GEN “Best of the Web”, Sep 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 16)
    • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
    • From American Society for Microbiology

Princeton Univ. authors get discount when publishing in BioMed Central

 BioMed Central unveils newly redesigned website02 Dec 2011

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned website (www.biomedcentral.com). BioMed Central, which currently publishes over 220 open access journals, has introduced a streamlined design and new look which makes the high-traffic website much more straightforward to navigate. The redesigned site also introduces a range of new and enhanced features.

Emphasising the company’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of authors and readers, the new site includes a greatly improved ‘My BioMed Central’ section offering users convenient access to the latest research in their subject areas together with status updates on manuscripts which they are submitting or reviewing. Other features include enhanced navigation for archives, supplements and special article collections; additional RSS feeds and embedded social linking technologies; and improved subject gateways, providing a central starting point to find research on particular scientific topics.

Sister website Chemistry Central will also benefit from the new look and significantly increased functionality.

In addition to the new appearance, the site is built using modern open-source java technologies, which provide a firm foundation for the enhancements and new services still in development.”

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter