The BMC-series 2012 in review: BMC in the community

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Over the past week, we’ve been bringing you a summary of what happened in the BMC-series over the last 12 months. In the final post of our 2012 retrospective, we collate some of the conference reports from our team of Executive Editors:

BMC in the community

When we can, our editors like to get out and about and talk publishing with the people who really matter most – you, our authors, readers, reviewers and academic editors. As such, we’ve been off around the globe – from Paris to Portland – meeting up with just a few of you in a wide variety of research areas:


BMC Biophysics talks beaches, bathsalts and the best-worst peer-review in history BMC Urology discusses the past, present, future, and … Attila the Hun in Paris? In the run-up to the Olympics, BMC Infectious Diseases spread the word about transmission at mass gatherings BMC Veterinary Research horsed about at Aintree Racecourse • BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine focused on methodology and how best to measure the effectiveness of Integrative Medicine • BMC Genetics witnessed quantitative genetics rise up from the grave • BMC Ophthalmology peered into the world of translational ophthalmology • BMC Medical Ethics mused over the tradition and future of Bioethics • BMC Microbiology saw the buzz behind the Human Microbiome Project • BMC Public Health, BMC International Health and Human Rights and BMC Health Services Research explored prevention and wellness across the lifespan

Thank you

Finally, nothing in the huge body of research published across the BMC-series this year would have been possible without the dedication and hard work of all members of our Editorial Boards, as well as the many authors and referees that have contributed to the running of these journals. All of our in-house staff would like to extend our enormous appreciation for all of your efforts over the past year, and we very much look forward to working with you to make 2013 even more successful.

Happy New Year!

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