Monthly Archives: December 2016

The vital importance of being inclusive


The subject journals in the BMC series have clarified the description of their editorial threshold, to make it clear that scientific validity rather than potential impact is the key factor in making editorial decisions. I discuss what this means and why an inclusive approach is important.

Open Access Publishing

The first ever salmonfly fossil


In this video we uncover the recent discovery of the first known salmonfly fossil, as recently described in BMC Evolutionary Biology, which pushes the existence of this enigmatic group back to the Jurassic era.


Highlights of the BMC-series: November 2016


Mathematically modelling Alzheimer’s disease • Can mental attitude affect your physical health? • Being bilingual can protect against cognitive decline • Weight changes in first year university students • The molecular mechanisms underlying epilepsy • The epidemiology of a rare fungal disease in children • High blood pressure and cognitive dysfunction

Biology Health Medicine Open Access