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Supplements and collections

Our journals welcome inquiries about publishing supplements. Proposed content, which may be articles or meeting abstracts, should be based on a common theme or originate from a conference. Our system is fast, simple and personal; we aim to publish your supplement within 8-10 weeks once it has entered production.

Types of content considered:

  • Research
  • Reviews
  • Reports
  • Guidelines
  • Consensus meeting results
  • Conference proceedings (Full length or brief manuscripts, or abstracts)
  • Others - let us know what you need

We provide:

  • Publication in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals
  • Exposure to BioMed Central’s international audience
  • Open access immediately on publication
  • Indexing in major databases, including PubMed for most journals. See our indexing page for further information
  • Permanency - deposit of articles in PubMed Central and/or other mirror databases
  • Peer-review processes to ensure that content meets journal standards. See the Supplements - policies page for further information
  • Online publication as PDF and full text. Other formats are available including print, USB etc.
  • Competitive pricing
  • Metrics available at article level (accesses, Altmetric scores, etc.)
  • Specialist Supplements team at BioMed Central to support and guide your project from initial inquiry to publication and beyond

Take a look at an example of an abstract supplement and an article supplement.

If you are unable to find the information you need on these pages, please email us.