Monthly Archives: December 2014

Update on peer review manipulation

Following the discovery amongst a handful of BioMed Central journals that some author-suggested reviewers appeared to be fabricated, we have undertaken a systematic and thorough investigation together with other publishers and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). What we have found suggests that some third party agencies may be providing services to authors which include fabricated contact details for… Read more »


Making Sense of Big Data: Standards in Genomic Sciences


  Nearly 20 years into full genome sequencing, today the cost of sequencing a single genome, once a feat of only the well-funded, is ceasing to be a matter of discussion. Sequencing is merely data gathering for the biology. With this change, journals too have changed. Looking to publish scientific breakthroughs, many journals have stopped… Read more »