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2. Why submit to BMC Medicine?

Submit your research to BMC Medicine to take advantage of:

Rapid peer review

Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within four weeks.

Publication immediately on acceptance

All articles are published and receive their final citation details on the day they are accepted. Fully copy-edited and formatted versions of the article replace the accepted manuscript within 4 weeks.

Open access

All articles published in BMC Medicine are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). Research articles are deposited in at least one widely and internationally-recognized open access repository complying with the NIH Public Access Policy and the Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy. To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.

High visibility within the field

Your work is freely accessible to a global audience. In addition, articles are available through INIST in France and in e-Depot, the National Library of the Netherlands' digital archive of all electronic publications. We are also in discussion with other permanent digital archives including the British Library.


All articles published in BMC Medicine are archived in a number of safe open access archives so permanent accessibility is assured.

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