The scope of the journal was highlighted by 47% of our survey respondents.
Authors come to BioMed Central to:
Choose from more than 200 journals ranging across all of biology and medicine.
Publish a variety of article types: All of BioMed Central's journals publish research articles.
Individual journals publish a wide variety of article types including methodology/technical advance and debate.
Full details are given in the ‘Instructions for Authors’ for each journal.
32% of respondents said that the reputation of the journal was the reason that persuaded them to submit.
BioMed Central understands that the reputation of the journals is key to their success, believing that the following factors are reflective of this:
Highly respected Editor(s)-in-Chief: Supported by expert Editorial Boards allowing for thorough peer review.
Over 100 journals with Impact Factors: Many of the journals rank highly within their fields highlighting the quality of the articles published.
Copyright retention: BMC Systems Biology, Molecular Pain and Neural Development ranked 1st in their categories in the SCImago rankings.
Good prior experience:
21% of our survey respondents told us that their previous positive publishing experience with BioMed Central made them submit.
BioMed Central recognizes that a good publishing experience is important to authors and is a key motivator in influencing their decision on where to publish future research. Many factors contribute to a good publishing experience, including:
Easy submission: BioMed Central's electronic submission and peer review system, makes publishing simple and efficient.
Thorough and timely peer review: BioMed Central aims for an initial editorial decision in 6-8 weeks.
Publication time: Immediate or very fast publication on acceptance by all BioMed Central journals, allows research to be disseminated quickly.
* Based on 9390 respondents from January 2010 to June 2011. 40% response rate of authors surveyed.
** Based on 23590 respondents from May 2005 to June 2011. 15% response rate of authors surveyed. All time