Once we have full details of your inquiry, approval in principle for the supplement is sought from the Editor of the relevant journal. Where approval is granted, we will quote for online publication and any other required formats. At this stage we also provide instructions for authors and guidelines for organizers. Articles must be formatted according to specifications in these instructions.
We ask that one person from the organizing group acts as the main contact for the project to liaise with us and the authors. A project manager from our supplements team will be assigned as the main contact throughout the publication process.
Organizer and author guidelines for abstracts are available here.
Accepted articles undergo assessment and checks by BioMed Central and the journal, and once formatting is complete, articles move into production. Authors are then asked to check their online proofs and supply corrections if required.Production time is usually around 8 – 10 weeks; faster options may be available for time-sensitive projects.