Author FAQ

Submission

  1. What journals does BioMed Central publish and what sorts of articles do they contain?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  2. How do I find out if my manuscript is in scope for a BioMed Central journal?
  3. How do I submit my manuscript to a BioMed Central journal?
  4. Can I interrupt the submission process before it's complete?
  5. Is there a word or page limit for articles published in a BioMed Central journal?
  6. How should I format my manuscript for submission?
  7. How do I prepare illustrations and figures to be submitted with my manuscript?
  8. Can I submit movies and large figure files with my manuscript?
  9. Can I continue the submission of a manuscript when my colleague began the process?
  10. Can I submit my manuscript to you even though it is published elsewhere?
  11. What is BioMed Central's policy on patient consent?

Language editing services

  1. What are language editing services?
  2. Does BioMed Central offer language editing services?
  3. Why has BioMed Central chosen to partner with Edanz?
  4. Are BioMed Central authors required to use Edanz?
  5. Does using Edanz or another language editing service affect the editorial decision?
  6. What is BioMed Central's commercial relationship with Edanz?

Article-processing charges

  1. Where do I find more about article-processing charges?
    See our separate APC FAQ.

Peer review / editorial processes

  1. Are the BioMed Central journals peer-reviewed?
  2. What is BioMed Central's editorial structure?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  3. How long will it take to peer review my manuscript?
  4. What is 'open peer review', as operated by the medical journals in the BMC series?

Publication

  1. Does BioMed Central copyedit manuscripts?
  2. How long will it take for my article to be available in its final form?
  3. Can an article be changed once it is published?
  4. How can I tell how many times my article has been viewed?
  5. Are articles published in journals published by BioMed Central available in printed form?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

Open access

  1. What is the copyright policy for BioMed Central's journals?
  2. What types of articles do journals published by BioMed Central consider?
  3. How can I support open access publishing?

Citation, indexing and archiving

  1. How do I cite articles published in a BioMed Central journal?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  2. Do BioMed Central journals have Impact Factors and are their citations tracked?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  3. Are articles included in PubMed and other bibliographic databases?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  4. How long will it take for my article to be included in PubMed?
  5. How long will it take for my article to be available in PubMed Central?
  6. How is continued open access availability of my articles guaranteed?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

Publishing datasets and linking to publications

  1. What is, and what is BioMed Central's relationship with, LabArchives?
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