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BIO 206: Genetics: Journals

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BioMed Central

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"BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 274 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics."

To find out more about "open access," visit the Open Access LibGuide.

Journal Evaluation

As you will find, there is a plethora of information available to you. The trick is being able to evaluate the information to determine if it will be helpful to you or not. While you can do this with each individual journal article, a better approach to begin with is to evaluate the journal as a whole. What is its scope? What is its audience? Is it peer-reviewed? Would you expect to find articles related to your topic in this journal?

The chart linked below has 26 genetics journals from BioMed Central. As a group, choose one to evaluate and complete the chart attached.