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Open Access Editorial

BMC Medicine celebrates its 5th anniversary

Joanne M Appleford*, Robin L Cassady-Cain, Jigisha Patel and Melissa L Norton

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BMC Medicine Editorial team, BioMed Central Ltd, Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4LB, UK

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BMC Medicine 2009, 7:3  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-3

Published: 15 January 2009


In November 2008, BMC Medicine passed the landmark of its first 5 years of publishing. When we launched the journal with the aim of publishing high quality research of general interest and special importance, we had no idea what the future would bring. To mark the occasion of our 5th anniversary, we consider the achievements of the last 5 years and discuss our plans for the future.