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Open Access Editorial

BMC Medicine: a decade of open access medical research

Sabina Alam* and Jigisha Patel

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BioMed Central Ltd, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, UK

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BMC Medicine 2014, 12:4  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-4

Published: 9 January 2014

Abstract

On 24 November 2003, BMC Medicine published its first article. Ten years and over 900 articles later we look back at some of the most notable milestones for the journal and discuss advances and innovations in medicine over the last decade. Our editorial board members, Leslie Biesecker, Thomas Powles, Chris Del Mar, Robert Snow and David Moher, also comment on the changes they expect to see in their fields over the coming years.

Keywords:
Open access; Translational medicine; Clinical oncology; Evidence-based medicine; Reporting guidelines