Meet BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an STM publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.
BioMed Central publishes over 200 open access journals, including some of the most highly-ranked journals in their respective fields. Their portfolio includes general titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal ) that focus on particular disciplines.
All the research published by BioMed Central's journals is open access, but they also provide access to various additional products and services that require a subscription. For example, certain journals such as Genome Biology publish commissioned review content available only to subscribers. BioMed Central also operates Open Repository, a hosted digital repository solution for institutions.
Springer has acquired BioMed Central in 2008 and SpringerOpen complements their successful portfolio of open access journals. BioMed Central will continue to grow their portfolio while providing their expertise and infrastructure to SpringerOpen. The combined expertise of Springer and BioMed Central will support open access journals in every aspect.
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