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Open Access Editorial

Putting the BMC into psychology publishing

Gordon Harold

Author Affiliations

Developmental Psychopathology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

BMC Psychology 2013, 1:1  doi:10.1186/2050-7283-1-1

Published: 27 February 2013

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This editorial celebrates the launch of BMC Psychology[1], the newest addition to the BMC series[2] journal group. BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies. It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided sthat the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field. In this editorial, Gordon Harold, Section Editor for Developmental psychopathology, discusses why this journal will be a valuable addition to the psychology milieu, and the aims of the journal.