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 ( 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

PubMedCentral — Open Access journals increasing

"40 new journals have been added to PubMedCentral in the last 60 
days!  Of these, 22 or more than half contribute content immediately, 
and an additional 6 make content available within the NIH 12-month 
timeline, for a total of 70% of these new journals facilitating 
compliance with the NIH policy."
From Heather Morrison, MLIS
"The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics"

Via Patty Gaspari-Bridges, Head of Science Libraries


Biotechnology for Biofuels — new OA journal

BioMed Central launches new OA journal – Biotechnology for Biofuels05 May 2008

"Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced the launch of a new, open-access journal – Biotechnology for Biofuels. Michael Himmel, Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal, Chris Somerville, and Charles Wyman will serve as Editors-in-Chief of the journal. They will be supported by an international editorial board.

Biotechnology for Biofuels emphasises understanding and advancing the application of biotechnology and synergistic operations to improve plants and biological conversion systems for the production of fuels from lignocellulosic biomass and any related economic, environmental and policy issues. The journal features the latest cutting-edge research in the field, reviews and commentary articles from both Academia and Industry. Also, it will run a blog, dedicated to all aspects of the biofuels world.

BioMed Central will officially launch the journal at the forthcoming 30th symposium of Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, in New Orleans."

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 5, 2008