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Open Access Editorial

BMC Biology turns five

Elizabeth C Moylan, Matt J Hodgkinson, Maria Kowalczuk, Scott C Edmunds and Penelope A Webb*

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BMC Biology 2008, 6:53  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-53

Published: 16 December 2008

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BMC Biology launched in November 2003, under the stewardship of Peter Newmark and an international Editorial Board [1] 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 [2] a home for exceptional research, and the established specialist titles in the BMC series [3], 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!