Transfer FAQ

What is a manuscript transfer?

A manuscript transfer allows a BioMed Central author to transfer their manuscript file and reviewer comments within our portfolio of journals.

BioMed Central are committed to helping authors find the right home for their research and as such would be delighted to offer you a transfer to another BioMed Central journal.

Manuscript rejected   Editor suggests complementary journal   Author accepts new journal online   New journal evaluates manuscript (peer-reviews as necessary)   Research published

Benefits of transferring

  • Ease of publication – No need to find an alternative journal
  • Save time – No re-formatting necessary and files automatically transferred
  • Unburden peer-reviewers – All previous reviews transferred
  • Faster publication - Transfer of reviews helps eliminate re-review
  • Reach the right audience for your research

What you say about transfers

“Take my message as very POSITIVE feedback, things have been rolling with BioMed Central! Congratulations!”

Jean-Pierre Métraux, Department of Biology – Plant Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

“The transfer program worked very well for us. The article originally was submitted to Genome Biology and then was transferred to Epigenetics & Chromatin – a great fit for our work. It was easy and sped up the review and publishing process. This will be an added attraction of submitting to BMC family journals in the future.”

Willard M. Freeman, Ph.D. Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Aging Research and Associate Professor, Department of Physiology Oklahoma, University Health Sciences Center

“This Journal Transfer Program has been very efficient in our case and we thank BMC for making it available.”

Bernard Labedan, Directeur de Recherche CNRS émérite, Bioinformatique, LRI, Université Paris-Sud

“I had a positive experience with regard to the manuscript transfer process. The first journal's suggested journal for transfer was an excellent choice, and the ease of transfer by simply clicking on a few buttons on the website was another big factor in staying within the Biomed Central publisher rather than going elsewhere.”

Dr Jarny Choi, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia.

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