Monthly Archives: January 2017

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: Review of 2016


It is that time of year again where we look back and view the accomplishments of the journal and interesting research published. 2016 was an exciting year for the journal which included the launch of the much anticipated article collection, ‘Ending Preventable Stillbirths’, and publication of a vast variety of articles in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Now that 2017 is upon us, we highlight some of the most popular papers from the past 12 months in the journal.

Health Medicine Open Access Publishing

DISCONTOOLS – Prioritizing animal diseases


With many different animal diseases being reported and with €800 million being spent each year in Europe, how do you decide where to prioritize research and target research funding that will effectively help develop new and improved vaccines, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests to control and eradicate animal diseases? A recent publication in BMC Veterinary Research addresses this question. Here, Editor Hayley Henderson discusses the important work conducted by the DISCONTOOLS initiative with first author Declan O’Brien and the implications for future research.


BMC Systems Biology: 2016 in review

2016 has been a fascinating year for BMC Systems Biology. For one more year, our published articles have produced exciting research, covering a wide spectrum of subjects. The ever advancing computational capabilities, along with the increasing and multi-level amount of available data, have resulted in a very diverse and integrative research yield. Here, we take a glimpse at some of the most popular articles.

Biology Open Access