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Friday, February 29, 2008

New OA journal on research notes from BMC

BMC Research Notes is a new, peer-reviewed OA journal published by BioMed Central. Research Notes will publish "scientifically sound research across all fields of biology and medicine, enabling authors to publish updates to previous research, software tools and databases, data sets, small-scale clinical studies, and reports of confirmatory or 'negative' results ... descriptions of incremental improvements to methods ... short correspondence items and hypotheses." The journal was announced on February 26. See also this second announcement. From the former:
... BMC Research Notes provides a home for short publications, case series, incremental updates to previous work, results of individual experiments and similar material that currently lacks a suitable outlet. The intention is to reduce the loss suffered by the research community when such results remain unpublished. ...
Update. See also this blog post by Matt Hodgkinson at BioMed Central.