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Monday, January 07, 2008

BDL relaunches as a no-fee OA journal

Marcus Banks, Biomedical Digital Libraries Now Open for Business, Marcus' World, January 6, 2008.  Excerpt:

I've blogged several times recently about the future of the open access journal Biomedical Digital Libraries.  After several years of successful publication by BioMed Central, the journal had become non-viable because of high author fees.

I'm very pleased to announce that we're now accepting new papers at a new web site,  We're publishing via Open Journal Systems, and hosted by Scholarly Exchange. There are no author fees....

The first version of BDL had an automatic linkage with PubMed, which we do not have at this time. However, all papers published going forward will be deposited in one of two archives: DLIST or E-LIS.  We'll also seek to make the journal LOCKSS-complaint. All of these steps should ensure open access to new articles in perpetuity.  The articles already published will be available forever in PubMed Central....

PS:  For background, see my post from December 14, 2007.