Monthly Archives: November 2012

Supporting a new way to peer-review

BioMed Central journals BMC Biology, BMC Ecology, BMC Evolutionary Biology and Frontiers in Zoology now welcome manuscripts that have been reviewed through the community peer-review initiative Peerage of Science. Much has been made recently of the imperfections of the traditional peer-review process as a way to evaluate scientific knowledge. Despite quibbles about process, the current… Read more »

Open Access

BMC Nephrology transplants to section editor model

    For over a decade, BMC Nephrology has been receiving and publishing an ever increasing number of articles, administered by our in-house editorial team.  However, its increasing popularity amongst the nephrology community has not gone unnoticed, and what was once an unassuming journal has now prospered into a successful and important medical research publication…. Read more »


Endorsing quality peer review

BMC Ophthalmology is delighted to endorse the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group’s free online peer review course entitled Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review. The course has been developed as a resource for health professionals who are serving, or wish to serve as peer reviewers of biomedical literature. Although the course… Read more »