The designers of BioMedNet
recognize that the sciences of biology, medicine, biotechnology, and pharmacology are all closely allied.
Web portals such as BioMedNet
, Science, and Nature help life scientists navigate the Web by offering a wide array of original content, exclusive access to specialized information, links, and other features designed to encourage repeat usage.
Q: In 1996, you moved into Web publishing and launched BioMedNet
. What was the background to this?
(Web site for biological medical researchers)
Despite this rosy picture, as this issue went to press, I learned that Elsevier plans to close its BioMedNet
site as well as its other science and technology portals, ChemWeb and ElsevierEngineering.com.
Examples include BioMedNet
Reviews in the BioMedDirect product line and Engineering Village 2 in the Ei EngineeringDirect line.
In addition to scientific information freely available on the Web, Scirus covers proprietary databases like ScienceDirect, Beilstein on Chem Web, MEDLINE on BioMedNet
, Neuroscion, BioMed Central, and the U.S.
BioMed Central belongs to the Current Science Group and has no connection to BioMedNet
, a former unit of Current Science Group acquired by Reed Elsevier.
BioMed Central is part of the Current Science Publishing Group, which has been a leading scientific publisher for the past 15 years and has been responsible for founding a number of scientific journals and innovative products, such as The Current Opinion Journals, BioMedNet
, Investigational Drugs Database, and Current Biology.
In addition to scientific information that's freely available on the Web, Scirus will cover Elsevier Science's information resources: ScienceDirect, BioMedNet
, and ChemWeb.
has announced the release of BioMedNet
Reviews (http://www.bmn.com/reviews), a new resource for the institutional market.
Initially, Scirus will cover Elsevier Science proprietary information databases, such as ScienceDirect, BioMedNet
, and ChemWeb, as well as scientific information that's freely available on the Web.