Article cover pages available in more BioMed Central journals

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BioMed Central is extending the option of personal cover pages for the PDF of published articles to more of our journals. The covers, which will be offered at no extra cost to authors published in all BMC-series journals and many of our independent journals, will improve the presentation of printed articles.


At submission, authors
will have the choice of uploading an image either from their article, or another relevant image, to be featured on the personal cover page. The cover page will also include the journal name and logo, article title and the authors’ names. An eye catching  electron  micrograph, or molecular model, will improve the presentation of printed articles, promote the journal and highlight the authors’ work. The personal covers also provide a great opportunity to get the journal name off the computer screen and on show, with authors able to use their cover page as a poster or flyer. Neural Development, a journal in the BioMed Central portfolio, already produces covers for its articles. A great example from Neural Development is pictured. 


We hope that as authors embrace this improvement to article presentation, we’ll be seeing an array of intriguing images from across the scientific spectrum drawing attention to the equally intriguing content of our journals. Personal covers will be available for all BMC-series journals, and many independent journals, from the 1st of October.

  • chris arme

    This is a good development.
    In my opinion it would be enhanced by a brief description of the image on the cover page.