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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biomed journal converts to no-fee OA with BMC

Lisa Phelps, Journal of Biomedical Science is moving to open access with BioMed Central, BioMed Central Blog, October 20, 2008.

Journal of Biomedical Science is to become an open access journal published by BioMed Central. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE and Web of Science and has an Impact Factor of 2.02. It is now accepting submissions via its new BioMed Central website and will publish its first open access articles in January 2009.

Journal of Biomedical Science, launched in 1994, is supported by the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan. Thanks to support from the NSC, authors will not be required to pay any article processing charges to publish in the journal. ...

Comment. Who was the previous publisher of this journal, you ask? Why, none other than BioMed Central's new parent company, Springer. Coincidence?