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Friday, December 14, 2007

OA journal leaves BMC, drops publication fees

Eric Schnell, Biomedical Digital Libraries Moves to Open Journal Systems, The Medium is the Message, December 13, 2007.  (Thanks to Charles Bailey.)  Excerpt:

I just received a message from Marcus Banks, editor for Biomedical Digital Libraries (BDL).

In October, the journal amicably ended its relationship with BioMed Central. BMC's author payment model had become untenable for most of the authors wishing to publish in the journal. While the BMC site still exists but they can no longer accept submissions.

BDL is in the process of transferring information about the journal to the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform, which will enable the journal to accept submissions at no cost to authors. The new site should be available in January....