Central is proud to announce the launch of BMC
Medical Physics, the latest addition to its successful BMC series of journals. This journal will be guided by an all new Editorial Board and will publish research on the latest advances in medical physics.
application of physics to the diagnosis and management of human disease
has developed rapidly in recent years . Electrocardiograms, mammograms
and ultrasound scans have become familiar aspects of routine
healthcare. Radiation therapy plays a major role in cancer treatment,
emission tomography is increasingly used in diagnosis and evaluation. Magnetic resonance imaging, both functional
and structural, is being used to understand the basis of a variety of neurologic
and psychiatric diseases.
BMC Medical Physics continues from its predecessor, BMC Nuclear Medicine, but has broadened its scope to cover research on all aspects of radiobiology,
radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, imaging, photomedicine and
BMC Medical Physics aims to provide
researchers in the field of medical physics with an open access venue where
they can communicate and discuss technological or theoretical
developments as well as novel applications of physics to medicine and
journals impose no limits on the length of article or the number of
images, so medical physics researchers will be able to present full
movies and high quality color images at no extra cost. This freedom,
combined with the BMC series’ rapid peer review, makes BMC Medical Physics an outstanding venue for physicists and physicians working in medical physics to publish their research.
addition to its renewed scope and aims, BMC
Medical Physics sets off with a new international Editorial
Board. The peer review process for
the journal is managed by external academic Associate Editors, in collaboration
with the BMC-series in-house editorial team, under the oversight of Melissa
Norton, the BMC series’ Editor-in-Chief.
to BMC Medical Physics are fully
peer-reviewed and articles are published immediately on acceptance. Like all the medical journals in the BMC series, BMC Medical Physics
operates an open peer review process,
which means that reviewers are asked to provide signed reports for authors, and
also that the reviews will be made publicly available as part of the published
article’s ‘Pre-publication history’.
BMC Medical Physics is indexed by PubMed,
CAS, and Google Scholar. Articles published by BMC Nuclear Medicine will continue to be available via the BMC Medical Physics website.
you are interested in submitting a manuscript or being involved with the
journal as a reviewer, Editorial Board Member, or Associate Editor, or if you
would like further information about BMC
Medical Physics, please contact us.
welcome feedback and suggestions from readers, reviewers and members of the
Editorial Board for areas of research and discussion that would be of interest
to the journal’s audience.