About BMC

A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC series.

At BMC, research is always in progress. We are committed to continual innovation to better support the needs of our communities, ensuring the integrity of the research we publish, and championing the benefits of open research.

BMC is part of Springer Nature, giving us greater opportunities to help authors connect and advance discoveries across the world.

About this blog

The Research in progress blog delivers insights and opinion on developments at BMC 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.

Editors

  • Roberto Garbero

    Author profile image Roberto has a background in linguistics and studied at the University of Milan. He's been working in STM publishing with Springer Nature since 2011 and is now Journal Development Manager of journals in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases.