BMC Biology turns five
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BMC Biology 2008, 6:53 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-53Published: 16 December 2008
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BMC Biology launched in November 2003, under the stewardship of Peter Newmark and an international Editorial Board  as the flagship open access biology journal in the BMC series, publishing research of general interest and special importance across the biological sciences. The aim was to bridge a gap between the premier journal, Journal of Biology  a home for exceptional research, and the established specialist titles in the BMC series , such as BMC Bioinformatics, by providing a more selective home for articles of broader interest. As BMC Biology's fifth birthday is upon us, it has secured its position within the BMC-series stable with an impressive debut impact factor of, appropriately, five!