About BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 272 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.

We are pioneers in the development of the open access model of publishing, and all original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication.

BioMed Central is owned by Springer Science+Business Media, and also hosts the SpringerOpen platform.

About this blog

The BioMed Central blog delivers insights and opinion on developments at BioMed Central and in the world of open access publishing. It’s also a place to read about peer review, new technological developments, and advice for researchers on navigating the publication of their work. We also share the thoughts of scientists on how research work is changing, and what that means for researchers today.

Our posts are written by staff, and a variety of guest bloggers.


  • Anne Korn

    Anne worked as a freelance science writer and news manager before joining BioMed Central in 2015. Now, as Press Officer, she works on promoting the content published in our journals.

  • Stephanie Boughton

    Author profile image Stephanie is the Medical Editor at BioMed Central and has a degree in Medicine from Brighton and Sussex Medical School. After graduating, she worked in hospital clinical practice before joining BioMed Central in 2010. Stephanie is also co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Integrity and Peer Review.