Monthly Archives: September 2018

BMC ‘Research in progress’ photo competition 2018 now open for submissions


Last year, to celebrate our transition from BioMed Central to BMC, we held our first ever ‘Research in progress’ photo competition. We received hundreds of fantastic entries covering everything from microscopy, ecology, and public health. A year on, we are pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd ‘Research in progress’ photo competition. Once again… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Cardio-Oncology is now the official journal of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS)

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We are delighted to announce that Cardio-Oncology is now the official journal of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS). This partnership will expand and advance the understanding of cardiac complications of cancer treatments by providing society members a platform for publication of original, peer-reviewed articles in the emerging field of study and research in cardio-oncology.

Open Access Publishing

Contributing to open science – a computational biologist’s perspective


The landscape of how we communicate science is changing rapidly. Microbiome prizewinner, Dr Jacqueline Meisel attended the week long FORCE 11 Scholarly Communications Institute this summer to learn more about reproducibility, pre and post publication peer review and open data visualization. Her aim was to discover what practices she needed to implement in her own research in order to contribute to open science.

Biology Open Access Publishing

Patient peer review in academic journals: Next steps in the journey

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For science to be truly open, research must go beyond simply being available to all, and actively engage the patients and the public who both fund and benefit from it. In this blog marking Peer Review Week, Ella Flemyng, Journal Development Manager for BMC’s applied-methodology journals, tells us about the novel structure of the co-produced Research Involvement and Engagement, highlighting recent developments for patient peer review and discussing what the future might hold for patient involvement in academic journals.

Medical Evidence Publishing