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Library News September 2003

Bracken Health Sciences Library’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: September 18th, 2003

On Friday, October 3, 2003 Bracken Health Sciences Library celebrates its 25th anniversary by hosting an early afternoon event, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., for Queen’s University Health Sciences faculty, Queen’s University library staff, students and invited guests. For additional event and contest information click here.

Queen’s University has just purchased an institutional membership to BioMed Central

Posted: September 3rd, 2003

Queen’s University has recently become an institutional member of BioMed Central. For a number of reasons this is great news for all of our life science and medical researchers.BioMed Central is committed to its policy of providing free, full-text access to all original research papers published in any of its 80+ online journals covering all areas of biology and medicine, and any journals that will be added in the future.

Publishing with BioMed Central has a number of advantages, including free access; the copyright is retained by the authors; rapid peer review and publication; high visibility; and articles are indexed and archived in PubMed.

BioMed Central normally covers the costs of publishing by levying a processing charge of $500 for each article published. Among other benefits, Institutional Membership qualifies all researchers at Queen’s University to receive an article processing charge waiver. Under the terms of our membership of BioMed Central, BioMed Central has also created an institutional member’s page where titles of any peer-reviewed research papers published in BioMed Central’s journals that have originated at Queen’s University can be listed on The Queen’s University page. As new research is published it will be added to the list.

Authors who choose to publish their research in BioMed Central journals are supporting an open-access model whose aim is to change the way in which scientific research is published and disseminated. We hope that you will take full advantage of our membership of BioMed Central, and will consider publishing your research articles in these journals to show your support of this initiative.

Visit BioMed Central for more information about it’s aims and the publishing program.


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