Monthly Archives: September 2022

Highlights of the BMC Series – August 2022

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Is there a link between population decline of rodents with anthropogenic disturbance and climate warming? What are the mechanisms involved in cellular apoptotic dysregulation in response to gravitational changes during spaceflight? Do European biomedical researchers have different perceptions of plagiarism? How can we employ machine-learning algorithms to reduce adverse reactions during blood donation? What can we learn from QUEST Centre for Responsible Research about promoting reproducibility in research?

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Call for Papers! Introducing BMC Cancer’s New Collection: Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer Progression

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Over the last few decades it has become clear that the cross-talk between neoplastic cells and the tumor microenvironment, comprising resident and infiltrating host cells, extracellular matrix proteins and secreted factors, plays a key role in tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. The dynamic interaction between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment can be mediated by the bi-directional release and uptake of extracellular vesicles. Defined as lipid bilayer enclosed vesicles found in several biological fluids, extracellular vesicles are currently investigated for their ability to carry and deliver, at both short and long distances, several bioactive molecules, including nucleic acids, lipids and membrane-bound proteins, which could potentially influence many aspects of cancer progression.

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Celebrating Peer Review Week at BMC: What’s next for Research Integrity and the Reproducibility Crisis?

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John Ioannidis’ 2005 article Why Most Published Research Findings Are False was an uncomfortable wake-up call for many in the scientific community. The paper has led many to take a more critical eye to published research, leading to a wave of high-profile retractions and several major studies warning of a reproducibility crisis in science. So great is… Read more »

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Advice to authors from the Editorial Board Members of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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The Editorial Board Member (EBM) of the month initiative, a series of interviews with selected EBMs took place between May 2021 and April 2022 in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. One of the questions of the interview was:‘ ’What is one piece of advice you would give to prospective authors as an EBM overseeing peer review?“ Below are some of the insightful responses of the EBMs (edited for conciseness) that we hope all authors will benefit from.

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Advice to reviewers from the Editorial Board Members of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Advice to reviewers from the EBMs of BMC CVD

The Editorial Board Member (EBM) of the month, a series of interviews with selected EBMs took place between May 2021 and April 2022 in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. One of the questions of the interview was:‘’ What is one piece of advice you would give to reviewers as an EBM overseeing peer review ?“ Below are some of the insightful responses of the EBMs (edited for conciseness) that we hope current and aspiring reviewers of all journals will benefit from.

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