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.


  • Anna Clark

    Author profile image Anna is an Executive Editor for the BMC-series. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from King's College London and was a post-doctoral fellow before joining BioMed Central in March 2015.

  • Christopher Foote

    Author profile image Chris is the Editor of BMC Cell Biology and BMC Evolutionary Biology. Before joining BioMed Central in 2012, he did a PhD at the University of Glasgow and post-doctoral research at Iowa State University.

  • Tim Sands

    Author profile image Tim has a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Edinburgh and a masters in Science Communications from Imperial College London. Since then he has been an editor for various journals in the BMC series.