About this blog

The On Medicine blog delivers insights and opinion on the high-quality and thought-provoking research published across BMC’s medical journals, including titles such as BMC Medicine and Genome Medicine.

We have over 75 open access medical journals covering everything from clinical practice, to experimental and translational research. They provide instant free access to high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

As well as writing about the research we publish, this blog is also a place to read discussions of medical ethics and practices, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field. In addition, we shine the light on issues relating to transparency and reproducibility at all stages of medical research.

Most of our posts are written by staff, but you’ll also hear from our Editorial Board Members and a variety of guest bloggers.


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  • Dana Dovey

    Dana is a Journal Development Editor at BMC and works on a number of journal in the Gynecology/Reproductive Health portfolio. She was previously a science writer at Newsweek and holds a journalism degree from the University of Hertfordshire.

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  • Robin Packer

    Author profile image Robin studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and joined BioMed Central in July 2013, and now holds the position of Database Editor for the ISRCTN registry.

  • Suzuki Limbu

    Author profile image Suzuki is a Journal Development Editor at BMC for a portfolio of General Medicine journals. She completed her MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at Birkbeck, University of London where she investigated the modulation of sensorimotor temporal representations to environmental contingencies. She joined BMC in 2018 as an Editorial Assistant for Medical and Life Sciences Journals.