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Stefan Busch, Associate Publisher (Society Journals), BioMed Central

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  • Overview of BioMed Central’s portfolio of society journals Stefan Busch Associate Publisher (Society Journals)
  • Total number 30 of BioMed Central’s 199 journals are “the official journal of the X society” further journals have looser society relationships (such as “affiliated with” or “supported by”) or are owned by government agencies
  • The official journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition The official journal of the Scandinavian Networking Group on Trauma and Emergency Man and is affiliated with 9 more societies involved in trauma, resuscitation, and emergency medicine in Scandinavia. The official journal of the Australasian Podiatry Council and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (UK)
  • The official journal of the Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society and the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society. The official journal of the Institute of Biological Engineering The official journal of Orphanet, the European portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs
  • 3 types of society journals (1) Societies starting new journals (2) Societies transferring their journals (a) from previously self-published (b) from other publishers
  • Launched in 2004
  • An example of a previously self-published journal: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research transferred in 2008
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  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance transferred in 2008
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  • N OW now
  • … and while not strictly speaking a society journal:
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