H o w a r e
B A a n d B A / R R M v o l u m e s o r g a n i z e d ?
BA provides references to current research reported in biological and biomedical
journals. The references in BA appear in standard scientific citation in the Abstracts
Section and are arranged by the reference's primary Major Concept. The Major Concept
Heading and Subheading appear at the top of entries to allow for easy scanning of broad
subject areas. Hierarchical and alphabetical lists of Major Concept headings appear in
the beginning of the Abstracts Section. An alphabetical and hierarchical list of these
headings can be found in the Appendix section of this manual. The alphabetical list
located in BA includes the page number where references on that subject begin. In
addition, each issue contains Author, Organism, and Subject Indexes, allowing you to
find relevant references from a number of access points. Note that the Organism Index
replaces the Biosystematic and Generic Indexes from 1998 forward.
The references in BA/RRM are divided into three sections:
The MEETINGS SECTION contains entries for international meetings, transactions,
symposia, and proceedings. Information presented at a meeting, which has met BIOSIS'
selection criteria, may be cited under the meeting name as part of its contents. An al-
phabetical List of Meetings covered in the issue is located at the beginning of the Meet-
ings section. It is followed by a Sponsor Index which provides an alphabetical list of
meeting sponsors (when available).
The BOOKS, CD-ROM, AND OTHER MEDIA SECTION contains noncritical synopses of
books, CD-ROM, and biology-related software (beginning with Volume 43, 1992). Refer-
ences appear under the appropriate heading of book or media type (Software, CD-ROM,
etc.). Entries are arranged alphabetically by title. When chapters of a book are written
by different authors, they are cited separately following the main entry of the book in
which they appear. An alphabetical List of Books, CD-ROM, and Other Reviews indexed
in the issue is located at the beginning of the section.
All other entries can be found in the LITERATURE REVIEWS, REPORTS, PATENTS,
AND OTHER REFERENCES SECTION which consists of literature reviews, reports,
U.S. patents, and all other references covered in BA/RRM. Entries are arranged under
Major Concept headings and subheadings. Select the Major Concept heading of interest
to locate groups of subject-related references. Hierarchical and alphabetical lists of Ma-
jor Concepts appear at the beginning of the References Section. The alphabetical list in-
cludes the page number where references for that subject begin. For patents, inventor
names are followed by the date the patent was granted. Patent number and assignee in-
formation (when available) appear with the added keywords.
All entries in BA/RRM are followed by a list of keywords, added by BIOSIS, that indicate
the content of the original document.
BA and BA/RRM were organized differently prior to 1998:
· BA/RRM contained four indexes: Author, Biosystematic, Generic, and Subject.
· The Sponsor Index was not included in BA/RRM prior to 1998.
· BA/RRM contained three sections: the Content Summaries Section, the
Books Section, and the Meetings Section.
H o w a r e
B A a n d B A / R R M
v o l u m e s o r g a n i z e d ?
All references in BA and
BA/RRM appear in stan-
dard scientific citation.
The references in BA
are arranged by Major
The references in BA/RRM
are divided into three sections:
· Books, CD-ROM, and
· Literature Reviews, Reports,
U.S. Patents, and other