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BioMed Central (BMC) is a UK-based scientific publisher specializing in open access publication. BMC publishes over 180 scientific journals, including Arthritis Research & Therapy, Breast Cancer Research, Critical Care, Genome Biology, Journal of Biology, Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, Malaria Journal, Molecular Cancer and the BMC journal series.

Whilst all research article content published by BioMed Central is open access, some journals contain review content available only by subscription.[1] In addition, the publisher also offers subscription-only services such as Faculty of 1000 (a current awareness service highlighting recent biological research) and, in the past, Images.MD (a medical image database now published by Springer Science+Business Media).

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  2. Amber, Dave (4 September 2000). "Scientists, Publishers, Societies—and Turf." The Scientist, 14(17):1.
  3. BioMed Central. "Why Do Our Authors Submit to BioMed Central Journals?" (2004).
  4. Butler, Declan (25 May 2000). "BioMed Central Boosted by Editorial Board." Nature, 405(6785):384.
  5. Chillingworth, Mark (9 August 2004). "BioMed Central Seeks Open Access Advice." Information World Review.
  6. Cockerill, Matthew (December 16, 1999). "Online Research Archive Will be Free to All." Nature, 402(6763):721-722.
  7. Delamothe, Tony (June 21, 2003). "Fees Waived for University Researchers Publishing through BioMed Central." BMJ, 326:1350-1351. Verified availability July 17, 2005.
  8. Galbraith, Kate (July 11, 2003). "British Researchers Get to Publish in 90 Online Medical Journals Free." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 49(44):A28.
  9. Gavaghan, Helen (June 30, 2003). "Open-Access Publishing Finds Official Favor." The Scientist. Verified availability July 17, 2005.
  10. Godlee, Fiona (2000). "Peer Review in the E-Environment". Freedom of Information Conference 2000 (London). Retrieved 2005-07-17.
  11. Loxton, Liz (May 1, 2003). "NHS Information Project Launched." Information World Review.
  12. MacLeod, Donald (June 17, 2003). "Publish and Be Free." The Guardian. Verified availability July 17, 2005.
  13. Staff (June 26, 2004). "Open Access Journals Proven to Compete on Quality." Medical News Today.
  14. Peel, John (February 2000). "BioMed Central." D-Lib Magazine, 6(2). Verified availability July 17, 2005.
  15. Quint, Barbara (January 7, 2002). "BioMed Central Begins Charging Authors and Their Institutions for Article Publishing." Information Today, 19(2): 37, 39. Verified avaialability July 17, 2005.
  16. ——— (September 3, 2001). "BioMed Central Launches 12 New Author-Initiated Research E-Journals." Information Today, 18(9): 24-25. Verified avaialability July 17, 2005.
  17. Shearer, Kathleen (January 2002). BioMed Central: An Alternative to Scholarly Publishing (CARL/ABRC Backgrounder Series No. 4). Ottawa: Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Verified availability July 17, 2005.
  18. Suber, Peter (September 6, 2001). "BioMed Central's Method of FOS." Free Online Scholarship Newsletter.
  19. Watson, Linda A., Ivan S. Login, and Jeffrey M. Burns (2003). "Exploring New Ways to Publish: A Library-Faculty Partnership." Journal of the Medical Library Association 91(2):245-247. Availability verified July 17, 2005.
  20. Young, Jeffrey R (January 18, 2002). "Publisher of Free Online Science Journal Charges Authors a "Processing Fee"." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 48(19):A36.

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