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Peer Review Policy

  • All journals published by BioMed Central operate a system of peer review for their research articles and for most other article types.

  • The detailed peer-review policy of each journal is the responsibility of the journal editor(s) concerned; for example, some journals operate an open and others a closed peer review system.

  • BioMed Central journals use an electronic submission and peer-review process designed to facilitate rapid peer review.

  • BioMed Central is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) For more information, visit

  • BioMed Central endorses the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy Statement on Geopolitical Intrusion on Editorial Decisions.


Reviewers preparing reports on articles to be published in BMC Proceedings should not return reports to BioMed Central, but should submit these to the organising group for the proceedings. Any queries regarding reviews for BMC Proceedings can be directed to BioMed Central by email:

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