15 January 2021
BMC, research in progress
A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC Series.
Expanding beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines, BMC now offers a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single open access platform.
At BMC, research is always in progress. We are committed to continual innovation to better support the needs of our communities, ensuring the integrity of the research we publish, and championing the benefits of open research. BMC is part of Springer Nature.
BMC 20th anniversary
This year BMC is celebrating its 20th year anniversary. We are excited about everything we have achieved in that time, especially about BMC’s leadership role in the global growth of open access. We invite you to join us, as we look at BMC’s achievements and future endeavours through interviews, videos and other resources we have created to commemorate our journey.BMC 20th Year Anniversary Hub
Supporting the research community at this time
Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, data, and resources for the research community
This collection draws together research from across BMC journals, including broad scope titles such as BMC Public Health, Virology Journal and Respiratory Research, and our more specialist journals such as Globalization and Health and Conflict and Health.
Compared with people who ate meat, vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes on average, had a 43% higher risk of fractures anywhere in the body (total fractures), as well as higher risks of site-specific fractures of the hips, legs and vertebrae.
BMC Medicine 2020
Data is becoming increasingly more important. Researchers tell us they want to share their data to progress research, to receive more credit and visibility for their work and to comply with funder policies. To help our authors do this, we have launched the data note.
Did you know that there almost 250 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? At BMC, we offer a free advice service to help our authors to discover and apply for funding. On our support pages you can find our OA checklist along with a list of research funders and institutions that make APC funding available.
Retrospectively registered trials
Prospective clinical trial registration aims to address publication and reporting bias. Unfortunately, not all clinical trials are registered before they start. Here we discuss the dilemma faced by editors when receiving submissions reporting a clinical trial that was not registered prospectively, and a new policy for increasing transparency when a trial was registered after participant recruitment has begun.
Through the looking glass
In this blog, Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Senior Programme Coordinator for the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) initiative, explains what citizen science actually is and how researchers rely on this form of data collection.