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Introducing BMC Proceedings

December 7th, 2007 by Kaitlin Thaney

Announced yesterday on BioMed Central’s blog, the publishing group will soon be launching a new open access journal for conference proceedings – BMC Proceedings. According to the post, the journal will go live later this month, and will accept an array of conference material, ranging from abstracts to review articles and other related content from events in biology or medicine.

Proceedings material will also be indexed and submitted to Pubmed and PubMed Central. All content will be peer-reviewed, as well.

This is wonderful news. BioMed Central is one of more than 250 peer-reviewed scholarly journals that license their content under a CC-license. Proceedings will follow suit, adding another useful OA resource to the arsenal. Stay tuned for the launch!

Update: Soon after writing about BMC Proceedings, BioMed Central announced (via their blog) another open access journal they have in the queue. The new OA journal, BMC Research Notes, will “provide a home for short publications, case series, incremental updates to previous work, results of individual experiments and similar material that currently lack a suitable outlet.  The intention is to reduce the loss suffered by the research community when such results remain unpublished.” The launch is said to take place in early 2008. You can read more about it here. 

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