Sixteen Biomedical Publishers Add Content to EBSCO host; Open Access Titles from BioMed Central Also Now Available

May 20, 2005

Sixteen publishers have recently signed agreements to add their content - collectively representing 58 titles - to EBSCO host Electronic Journals Service (EJS) Enhanced. This agreement includes the Company of Biologists, the National Academy of Sciences, Pro Ed Inc, the American Society of Microbiology, the American Sociological Association, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacotherapy Publications, the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Radiological Society of North America, the Joint Commission Resources, the American Society of Nutritional Sciences, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the American Psychiatric Association.

EJS handles electronic journal access and management needs. EJS Enhanced offers features that are designed to help with ejournal management tasks such as tracking the registration status of ejournals, authentication assistance to facilitate both on-campus and remote access to ejournal content, and automatic management of ejournal URLs. EJS Enhanced serves as a consolidated gateway that allows users to search and link to more than 11,900 (OpenURL supported) journals and over 6 million articles. EBSCO provides durable URLs for every journal, table of contents, and article in EJS Enhanced. No URL maintenance by the library is required. Administrators accessing EJS through EBSCO receive the added benefit of automatic account activation for LinkOut through PubMed.

Articles from more than 100 open access journals available from BioMed Central are also now available via EBSCO host Electronic Journals Service (EJS). Access to this content - more than 8,700 articles from over 100 journals - is available to customers who sign up for the BioMed Central package on EJS. BioMed Central research articles are "open access" and are immediately and permanently available online without charge. Some journals require an institutional or personal subscription to view content such as reviews. Research articles published by BioMed Central are archived in PubMed Central and are permanently accessible and searchable. BioMed Central open access journals are also part of the EBSCO A-to-Z (A-to-Z) master title database. A-to-Z offers access to hundreds of free online journals, such as those found in PubMed Central.