Monthly Archives: June 2013

Portable peer-review to prevent a pillar-to-post process

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A new cross-publisher initiative to help make the peer-review process a little less protracted aims to prevent wasted reviewer effort by allowing authors to take their reviewers’ reports to the BMC-series if their manuscript is rejected from eLife. Peer review takes time. Sometimes, a lot of time. For many researchers, finding the balance between getting… Read more »

Open Access

BMC at the British Society of Gastroenterology

BMC Gastroenterology will be attending the annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology taking place this year from June 24th-27th at the SECC in Glasgow. In addition to attending the ever-interesting range of talks and poster presentations, Executive Editor Christopher Foote is very interested in meeting with researchers to discuss their work and interests…. Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: May 2013


Antibiotic avoidance • Conversion of Coccidioides • The geography of mutation • A structural mystery, resolved • Snowflake the albino gorilla • A hidden mechanism of signalling? • Evolution and medicine across Africa • Is it right to recruit by genotype? Healthcare: Antibiotic avoidance Over a third of women presenting with urinary tract infection symptoms… Read more »

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