BMC, research in progress
A new method to produce vaccines that have a longer shelf-life, are cheaper and can be stored without the need for cooling is presented.
BMC Biotechnology 2020
Two hermit crab species which live on the same beach have adapted to coexist by selecting differently shaped shells as their homes.
BMC Ecology 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.