Oxford Journals announced the launch of an open access journal, DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. The new journal provides a platform for novel ideas in database research and the curation of biological information. It aims to strengthen the bridge between database developers, curators, and users. The journal will publish detailed descriptions of databases, database tools, and curation strategies in the broad arena of biology, as well as shorter papers describing significant updates to established databases. It will also feature reviews of complementary databases and database tools, as well as user tutorials and technical notes on database developments. DATABASE is published under a fully open access model, with journal costs being covered by author publication charges, so all articles will be freely available to everybody online upon publication.