This page brings together details of software and other tools that may be helpful to BioMed Central authors when formatting manuscripts for submission.
Reference management software
We recommend authors to use reference management software to ensure that their reference lists are correctly formatted.
The BioMed Central website allows references to be seamlessly downloaded and imported into the following reference management packages:
Graphics conversion tools
The following tools may be useful if you need to convert figures into a format suitable for submission to a BioMed Central journal:
- GraphicConverter (Macintosh-only, Shareware)
- GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program (Cross-platform, Free)
- ImageMagick (Cross-platform, Free)
- Paintshop Pro (Windows-only, Commercial)
For tips and advice on figure cropping issues, see our figure cropping FAQ.
Graphpad software offers a selection of free online calculators for doing quick statistical calculations.