Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why do ‘alternative’ teenagers self-harm?

Robert Young

In this guest blog, Robert Young, a senior investigator at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, discusses his latest research into the self-harming behaviors of ‘alternative’ teens published in BMC Psychiatry this week. I’ve just travelled the 30 metres from my temporary research office to the Music therapy room in the basement of… Read more »

Health Medicine

What is the BMC series?

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Open, inclusive and trusted Almost 14 years ago the BMC-series was launched as a ground-breaking series of journals built on the new concept of open access. Like many teenagers, now seems to be the time to reflect on what we value, who we are and what we want to achieve. Unrestricted by the page budgets… Read more »


All change at BMC Surgery

New section structure aims to better serve the surgical field. At BMC Surgery, we recognise that change can be a good thing. A few years ago, we made a major change to the way in which we handle manuscripts by appointing a group of academic Section Editors to drive the editorial assessment of new submissions… Read more »

Medicine Publishing

Highlights of the BMC-series: April 2014


A history of lions • Genetics of strawberry flavor • Mechanisms of bacterial adherence • Fossil snakefly •  Surveillance leads to rabies reduction • Masculinity and marital violence • Lifestyle medicine for depression Evolutionary Biology: A history of lions Mitochondrial DNA from museum-preserved lion specimens, including the extinct Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo) and Iranian… Read more »

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