BioMed Central to launch three new journals at ISMB/ECCB event

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced its participation at the upcoming 19th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and 10th European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB 2011) in Vienna. The company will be exhibiting at booth #11.

BioMed is sponsoring the ISCB Student Council Symposium for the sixth year. It will launch three new journals relevant to the computational biology and open science communities. These include Open Research Computation, edited by Dr. Cameron Neylon; GigaScience edited by Dr. Laurie Goodman; and Open Network Biology edited by Dr. Eric Schadt.

The biannual ISMB/ECCB conference, scheduled for July 17–19, 2011, claims to be the largest conference on computational biology. It seeks to bring together the most influential figures in the field. The bioinformatics and systems biology communities are continuing to support open access publishing and as a result BioMed Central’s journal portfolio is seen to be growing.