29 June 2011

Double '1000' success for open access article


Götz, T. & Janik, V. 2011. Repeated elicitation of the acoustic startle reflex leads to sensitisation in subsequent avoidance behaviour and induces fear conditioning, BioMed Central Neuroscience 12:30

Not only is this article one of the items contributing to our 1000 total in Research@StAndrews:FullText, it has been downloaded over 1000 times from BMC, making it the most highly accessed article in May from BMC Neuroscience. The article looks at the behaviour of grey seals when exposed to noise pulses, and the effects of their 'startle reflex'.

The University Library has arranged a Prepay Membership with BioMed Central, allowing St Andrews researchers to publish easily with BMC and gain a discount on the Article Processing Charge. Choosing open access with BMC means articles are published with immediate, free access on a highly visible platform. Authors retain copyright and anyone can reuse their articles under a Creative Commons Licence, ensuring a wide readership.

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