About the BMC Series

The BMC series publishes 65 subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We offer an efficient, fair and friendly peer review service, and are committed to publishing all sound science, provided that there is some advance in knowledge presented by the work.

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About this blog

The BMC Series blog aims to highlight high-impact, thought-provoking research from across our journals, covering everything from public health to ecology.

We also write up conferences we’ve been to, discuss journal developments and open access, and comment on news in the world of research.

Most of our posts are written by staff on the Series, but you’ll also hear from our Editor Board Members, and a variety of guest bloggers.

Editors

  • Alison Cuff

    Author profile image Alison is the Editor for BMC Plant Biology, BMC Genetics and BMC Immunology. She studied at the University of Reading completing a PhD on investigating the effects of mutations on the structure of p53. After working for a time in academia, she joined BioMed Central in May 2014, as a Database Editor for the ISRCTN registry. Alison joined the BMC-series in November 2016.

  • Natalie Pafitis

    Author profile image Natalie joined BioMed Central in October 2007 after having completed an MSc in Environmental Health at the Cyprus International Institute in Association with the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the training co-ordinator for the BMC series editorial team and the Editor of BMC Public Health and BMC International Health and Human Rights.

  • Faye Nourollahi

    Author profile image Faye is an Assistant Editor for the BMC series. She has a Master's degree in biology with a focus on Endocrinology from the University of California, San Diego

  • Stephanie Martin

    Author profile image Stephanie is an Assistant Editor for BMC Plant Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology journals. She writes a science and nature blog and is a freelance Science journalist and published fiction writer. She has a particular love of tropical forest ecosystems and all plant and fungi life forms.