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2012-07-17 10:12:42

BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine is pleased to be able to add scientific rigour to the debate about open access research, by publishing an article which compares the scientific impact of open access with traditional subscription publishing and has found that both of these publishing business models produce high quality peer reviewed articles. The debate about who should pay for scientific publishing is of continuing importance to the scientific community but also to the...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

BioMed Central journals to link to bioinformatics and genomics online tutorial suites Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Open access science publisher, BioMed Central, and OpenHelix, provider of training on bioinformatics and genomics resources, have launched an innovative program for scientists to gain wider knowledge and support. Links within BioMed Central journals will direct readers to web-based training on bioinformatics and genomics tools used or cited in research articles. This...

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2009-11-10 07:10:00

Natural history plans to chart life on earth, yet the discipline risks being buried under a landslide of painstakingly collected data that isn't always used. Now researchers at London's Natural History Museum have created a social networking tool called 'Scratchpads' where natural historians can get together and share their data. A paper on this new platform features in a supplement on biodiversity informatics published today in the open access journal, BMC Bioinformatics. Vincent Smith,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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