Thursday, 11 September 2014
BioMed Central Journal titles moving to fully open access from 2015
BMC titles with a subscription content will follow the rest of the BioMed Central portfolio and be entirely open access from January 2015. BMC will no longer require a subscription to access all this additional content. The seven journals are:
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy; Arthritis Research & Therapy; Breast Cancer Research; Critical Care; Genome Biology; Genome Medicine; Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Biology Image Library discontinuing service April 2014
BMC are discontinuing one of our smaller services, Biology Image Library. The services itself was an aggregate of peer-reviewed media, mostly images, focusing on biology and biomedicine. This should be kept online for the next few weeks. (1/4/14)
Biology Image Library
discontinuing - Current Opinion in ....
Thomson Reuters are discontinuing publication of the following from 2011. (13/12/10)
Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development;
Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs;
Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics;
Springer Serials Update November 2010
transferring - Primers in Biology Series acquired by OUP
NEWS 1/3/09: New Science Press Limited Announcement
All rights in the Primers in Biology Series published by New Science Press Limited have been acquired by Oxford University Press.
Primers in Biology titles are The Cell Cycle, Immunity and U.
For further information see New Science Press information for CAUL. (7/10/09)
New Science Press Limited
transferring - Faculty of 1000 and The Scientist are splitting from BioMed Central
NEWS (26/2/09): Faculty of 1000 and The Scientist are splitting from BioMed Central and now have their own dedicated sales teams. We will honour the discounts and terms which BioMed Central set out for you. LICENCES: We will need to get a new licence agreement at the renewal stage and for new subscribers between F1000 and client, but on the same terms they had with BMC. Please be reassured that there is no change aside from the license being between them and F1000 rather than BMC.
RESOURCES: This affects the following resources: Faculty of 1000 Biology (www.f1000biology.com), Faculty of 1000 Medicine (www.f1000medicine.com) and The Scientist print & online (www.the-scientist.com)
Faculty of 1000
Current Medicine Group (CMG) acquired by Springer
Current Reports journals, Current Treatment Options journals and images.MD ownership change (18/11/05)
Springer Science + Business Media has recently acquired Current Medicine Group (CMG), the parent company of Current Medicine LLC and Current Science Inc, which publish Current Reports journals, Current Treatment Options journals and images.MD. .... BioMed Central's customer service and sales team will continue to service your sales and customer support needs for these products up until January 1st 2006. From this time Current Medicine LLC will manage your account and will provide ongoing sales and customer service support.
Current Medicine Group (CMG)
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Institutional Membership - Description (updated 29/9/09) - Description (7/8/06)
BioMed Central's Automated Article-Deposit helps institutes populate their repositories remotely with the SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol. (1/11/11)
The SWORD service is free to all Members, including Supporter Members. The automatic article deposits are simply set up with their institutional repository, and at the moment an article from that institution is published, we send the full text, PDF, with metadata directly to the institution’s repository. Any more information than that goes into technical territory, and as there are a number of different softwares etc. that institutions are using, they need to be discussed / described with the institution directly. (26/9/12)
Open Repository, institutional repository service - this is available in two editions, a ‘standard’ and an ‘enhanced’ version (20/9/12)
BioMed Central Open Repository 2013 leaflet (20/9/12)
Subscription Products - Description 2006 (7/8/06) updated for 2007 (3/9/07)
Arthritis Research & Therapy
Breast Cancer Research
Stem Cell Research & Therapy (some content available via subscription only)
Alzheimers Research & Therapy (some content available via subscription only)
Biology Images Library (28/9/10) - discontinuing service April 2014 (2/5/14)
BioMed Central 2010 Supporter Membership Contract (28/9/10)
Biology Images Library academic licence agreement (29/9/10)
CAUL agreement re BioMed Central membership 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
CAUL agreement re BioMed Central collections 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
BMC Site License (academic)
Contact: Megan Friedman, Sales Executive (new sales) (11/9/14)
Verena Maier, Sales Support Executive (renewals and existing customers) (11/9/14)
Request a quote or place an order for BioMed Central online products for institutions (13/11/07)
Technical Feedback (13/11/06)
Trial access form
User Guide for New Online Membership Reporting System (1/6/09) BioMed Central has announced the introduction of the Online Reporting System for its open access Prepay and Postpay Membership accounts. The new system provides members with greater account control, allowing for management of published and 'in progress' articles and detailed, customisable statements, which should assist with publication budgeting and reduce the administrative costs associated with managing open access publications.
CEIRC links to publishers' statistics (13/8/10)
CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC
Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.
BioMed Central 2013 Tiers (Note that they are now based on all FTE, rather than just medical & biological sciences, with membership broadened to include SpringerOpen, 8/10/13, updated 19/11/13)
BioMed Central Open Access (Supporter) Membership 2014 pricing for CAUL (30/8/13) [Members only]
BioMed Central Journals 2014 pricing for CAUL (29/8/13) [Members only]
BioMed Central Open Repository 2014 pricing for CAUL (23/8/13) [Members only]
BioMed Central Open Repository 2013 pricing for CAUL (20/9/12) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2013 pricing for CAUL (20/9/12) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2012 pricing for CAUL (31/10/11) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2011 pricing for CAUL (28/9/10) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2010 Academic Pricing Structure for CAUL (29/9/09) [Members only]
NB. "....as of 2008 we offer a 10% discount on this Membership. .... All our discounts are discretionary so no announcement was made in this regard." (16/10/08)
BioMed Central 2009 Academic Pricing Structure for CAUL (25/9/08) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2008 Academic Pricing Structure for CAUL (29/8/07) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2007 Academic Pricing Structure for CAUL (3/8/06) [Members only]
BioMed Central 2006 Current pre-pay memberships (3/8/06) [Members only]
Price quote for BMC collections for 2006 (subscription products) (9/9/05)
BioMed Central CAUL Membership Pricing 2006 (21/9/05)
BioMed Central 2005 Price quote received 27/7/04 (amended 18/8/04, pricing now in GBP)
BioMed Central Membership renewal pricing for 2005 (16/9/04)
BioMed Central 2004 Offer to CAUL Price quote received 28/2/04, valid to 31/12/04.
BioMed Central 2003 Offer to CAUL Price quote received 19/9/03, updated 25/9/03.
2003 offer from BMC (received 29/4/03), including pricing
BioMed Central 2002 Pricing
Responses of CAUL members to survey on BMC 25/3/03. [Members only]
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BMC MEMBERSHIP?
Membership gives institutions:
1) The right for researchers to automatically qualify for a waiver on article-processing charges. This applies to any of the journals that currently have article-processing charges and which would otherwise charge US$500 per published article.
2) The right to a 15% discount on institutional subscriptions to any of the paid-for products BioMed Central publishes (see http://www.biomedcentral.com/libraries/product_info.asp for a list of these).
3) The right to list all the relevant research papers generated at the institution on a specially created member's page on the BioMed Central web site, customized with the institution's name and logo. The publications listed will be included in any searches performed on the BioMed Central web site and will be linked to the full text of the articles.
Fees for Academic Institutional Membership in 2002 are based on the total number of graduate, postgraduate students and faculty members in the relevant departments, i.e. biology and medicine. The fees start at $1500 for up to 500 such researchers, rising to $3000 for up to 1500 researchers, and so on upwards. Full details are available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/libraries/i_member.asp.
In addition to this, BioMed Central has a number of other well established and successful STM journals and review databases. I particularly wanted to draw your interest to Faculty of 1000 (www.facultyof1000.com) which is an online research service that comprehensively highlights and evaluates the most interesting papers published in all the biological sciences, based on a faculty of well over 1400 selected leading researchers. Launched just over a year ago Faculty of 1000 is a highly popular online research tool which a number of the world's leading life science faculty libraries are now subscribing to.