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News, Open Access: Hello World! BMC Research Notes


Open Access is a wonderful thing. It is not surprising that the worlds’ major science-technology-medicine publishers are worried about this development in scholarly publishing.

For the second time in the last 30 days, BioMedCentral has announced a new journal on their platform: BMC Research Notes is now available and accepting submissions. Following is a short excerpt from the BMC editors on the nature, scope and content of this brand-new open access journal:

Not all scientific research leads to groundbreaking conclusions. Valuable research data all over the world is hidden away in lab drawers, unexposed to the light of day, and unused by the scientific community. This body of idle knowledge, or “dark data“, is now being set free with the launch of BioMed Central’s BMC Research NotesExposing this “dark data” to the light will prove hugely significant for encouraging future advances and will lead to an increased level of data sharing within the scientific community “.

Click here to the a press release dated Feb 26 2008 from BMC.

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