Author comments

BioMed Central journals aim to provide the highest possible standards of service to authors. Here is just some of the feedback received from authors about the efficiency and quality of the journals' editorial processes:

"Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is doing a great job in publishing relevant articles with unprecedented speed and efficiency."

Shailesh Shukla, University of Manitoba, Canada about Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

"Thank you very much for your help editing our paper. Your support has played an important role in the success of our work."

Santiago Schnell, Indiana University School of Informatics, USA about Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

"I am pleased with the service that you have provided, many thanks for your work."

Zeng Zhao Jun, Xiangya Medical College, China about BMC Cancer

"Much thanks for your timely assistance. You are a terrific team to work with."

Haya Ascher-Svanum, Lilly Corporate Center, USA about BMC Psychiatry

"The web site for online submission was extremely easy to use, the referees provided prompt feedback which noticeably improved the manuscript, and the paper was published quickly."

Moe Lage, HealthMetrics Outcomes Research, USA about Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

"The whole process of article submission is a pleasure. Why doesn't everyone else do it like you?"

Pankaj Kaul, Leeds General Infirmary, UK about Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

"We want to stress our satisfaction with the reviewing process."

Ricardo Vencio, USP São Paulo, Brazil about BMC Bioinformatics

"BMC Genomics' manuscript evaluation is of high standard and at the same time gives lot of room for the authors to improve their manuscripts."

Dr.H.A.Nagarajaram, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India about BMC Genomics

"We are absolutely convinced about the high impact of BioMed Central Journals and decided to submit to BMC Plant Biology."

Henry Daniell, PhD., University of Central Florida, USA about BMC Plant Biology

"Having sent articles to many journals I am very impressed by the rapid and professional service of your team."

Erik Nilsson, Umeå University Hospital, Sweden about BMC Surgery

"It was a great pleasure to see this article in the public domain so rapidly."

Erik Nilsson, Umeå University Hospital, Sweden about BMC Surgery

"Outstanding in every aspect!"

Christian Koch, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA about BMC Cancer

"Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine's development is just great! This will be THE journal to publish in this field."

Rainer W Bussmann, University of Hawaii, USA about Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

"The team at Genome Biology has done an excellent job in helping us to improve the manuscript and in presenting the publication so well."

Peter Young, University of York, UK about Genome Biology

"I am impressed by BMC Cancer's excellent work, especially scientific attitudes during the process of revision and reviewing."

Bingjian Lu, Zhejiang University, China about BMC Cancer

"Many thanks for all the help, I am delighted to see the final version and I have already been spreading the gospel of BioMed Central!"

Dr. Liam Glynn, National University of Ireland, Ireland about BMC Medical Education

"We are very satisfied with the service you have provided, and are impressed by the visibility we already have experienced through the website."

Henrik Daae Zachrisson, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway about BMC Public Health

"Thanks so much for the help in this publication. The process was very educational and rewarding."

Gary Onady, Wright State Physicians, USA about BMC Pulmonary Medicine

"The process was pleasant and I'm glad to have been able to contribute to the launch of the International Breastfeeding Journal."

Dr Wilson-Clay, LactNews Press, USA about International Breastfeeding Journal

"We are highly impressed with the quick reviewing and publishing of the article."

Brij Lal, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India about Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

"I'd like to compliment BioMed Central on the publication process, that has been smooth and easy. We appreciated the clarity and easiness of instructions and your prompt reply to our actions/emails."

Prof Danilo DP Porro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy about Microbial Cell Factories

"I found the experience of submitting and correcting the proofs very straightforward."

Tim Holt, University of Warwick, UK about Trials

"Since the provisional publication of the paper about a week ago, we have had a much larger increase in registration submissions than anticipated."

TBrandon Higgs, Elashoff Consulting, USA about BMC Genomics

"Since August 2005, BMC journals have become our lab's favoured vehicle to establish publication priority. In addition to the smooth review and publication process, we appreciate the ability maximize the exposure of our findings to colleagues through PubMed. The ability to monitor the number of accesses to the articles is a particularly valuable feature."

Robert Hegele, Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario, Canada about BMC Medical Genetics

"The efficiency of the editorial staff and reviewers is highly commendable."

James Kumi-Diaka, Florida Atlantic University, USA about Journal of Carcinogenesis

"The publication process provided by the journal is super!"

Jianyong Shou, Eli Lilly, USA about Arthritis Research & Therapy

"I was very satisfied with the online submission process. It was quick and very efficient."

Suzanne St.Rose, University of Edinburgh, UK about BMC Infectious Diseases

"On the whole BioMed Central has revolutionized biomedical research through its efficient open peer review and rapid processing and publication."

Omer Ashraf, Aga Khan University, Pakistan, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

"World-wide open access, as well as easy and free use for authors because of our institutional membership, is very important and that is the reason why I support all BMC journals."

Thomas, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Wuerzburg, Germany about BMC Microbiology

"You are doing great work. Keep it up."

Akinyeni Aje, University College Hospital, UK about BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

"All BMC editors were very kind!"

Nina Yasuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan about BMC Genomics

"I was so impressed by the speed with which my paper was reviewed and published. The service provided by BMC Bioinformatics was wonderful!"

Hongbo Zhu, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany about BMC Bioinformatics

"It has been a very good experience. Keep up the good quality of your journals!"

Mihail Iordanov, Oregon Health & Science University, USA about BMC Cell Biology

"Keep up the excellent work of not only promoting publishing culture in developing countries but also making global evidence available for free to all."

Joses Kirigia, World Health Organization, Switzerland about BMC Health Services Research

"It was a pleasant experience."

Ravinder Singh, University of Colorado, USA about BMC Bioinformatics

"I got great peer-review responses and good contact from the editor. The online system was a real help."

James Muys, University of Canterbury, New Zealand about Journal of Nanobiotechnology

"An absolutely smooth, quick and pleasant experience."

Morten Hesse, Aarhus University, Denmark about Harm Reduction Journal

"Thanks for everything and your open access policy."

Nithya Gogtay, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, India about BMC Infectious Diseases

"We have had very pleasant experiences to publish our paper in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. Many of my colleagues are of the opinion that online journals are the trends for future publications due to the advantage of adopting more developed technology."

Jiezhong Chen, La Trobe University, Australia about Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

"I have had multiple encounters with the editorial staff - every one was very positive."

David Gregorio, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA about International Journal of Health Geographics

"Publishing with BioMed Central and Journal of Circadian Rhythms has been a very nice experience beyond my imagination."

Vallath Reghunadanan, University of Malaysia, Malaysia about Journal of Circadian Rhythms

"I very much appreciate your kind consideration of free publication of articles from some of the poorest countries."

Elison Nathaniel Mjema Simon, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Tanzania about BMC Oral Health

"I am a strong supporter."

Anthony Simmons, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA about Virology Journal

"It has been a wonderful experience publishing in Journal of Translational Medicine."

BS Dwarakanath, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, India about Journal of Translational Medicine

"The reviews are very well conducted with comments and excellent suggestions which really helped us to improve our data presentation and discussion."

Dechun Li, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, USA about Respiratory Research

"A very good and easy to follow online submission system!"

Vanessa Cumming, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica about BMC Infectious Diseases

"I have never published a paper in such an organized journal!"

Alessandro Pasqualotto, The University of Manchester, UK about BMC Infectious Diseases

"Wonderful positive experience. Outstanding Editor-in-Chief."

Niranjan Bhattacharya, Bijoygarh State hospital, India about Malaria Journal

"All in all it was an excellent experience."

Barbara Laraia, The University of North Carolina, USA about International Journal of Health Geographics

"Really appreciated being able to see how many people had downloaded my paper. Very satisfying."

Karleen Gribble, University of Western Sydney, Australia about International Breastfeeding Journal

"It has really been a pleasure working with BMC Infectious Diseases!!"

Aylin Yilmaz, Internal Medicine, Sweden about BMC Infectious Diseases

"The major benefits are the speed and ease of the process, and the ability to submit supplementary files."

John McEwan, AgResearch, New Zealand about BMC Genomics

"A very good job."

avi Mehrotra, M.L.N.Medical College, India about Molecular Cancer

"I am extremely grateful for the guiding presence of Dr. Vitaly Ablamunits throughout the process."

Carolyn Hawkins, The Canberra Hospital, Australia about Journal of Autoimmune Diseases

"The process was very good, the speed is great."

Ozren Polasek, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Croatia about Human Resources for Health

"Overall experience: good, I would publish here again."

H Alexander Ebhardt, Simon Fraser University, Canada about BMC Bioinformatics

"I am most satisfied with your services."

Jens Engleson, Lund University Hospital, Sweden about BMC Cancer

"Valuable and effective and serves as an excellent conduit of knowledge dissemination."

Mark Miller, Albany Medical College, USA about BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

"An excellent process in all regards. Thank you"

MHoward Rosman, St John Hospital and Medical Center, USA about Cardiovascular Ultrasound

"Compared to standard journals the speed and quality was very good."

Dirk Richter, Westfälische Klinik Münster, Germany about BMC Psychiatry

You are wonderful."

Haluk Recai Ünalp, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Turkey about World Journal of Emergency Surgery

"Wonderful experience. This should replace all other journals!!"

John Hunt, University of Virginia, USA about Cough

"I am very impressed with the entire process."

Joan Robinson, University of Alberta, Canada about BMC Infectious Diseases

"Online publishing is here for today and is most definitely the way of the future. I will definitely submit again to BioMed Central journals and am already encouraging my colleagues to experiment for themselves with BioMed Central."

Peter Southern, University of Minnesota, USA about Virology Journal

"This was a wonderful experience and we intend to continue publishing in BMC-series journals."

Elena Semina, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA about BMC Developmental Biology

"Excellent support from publisher and great feedback from reviewers."

Andrew Springer, University of Texas School of Public Health, USA about International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

"This was the rapid and good quality peer-review/publishing experience that one hopes for."

Josephine Adams, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA about BMC Genomics

"Everything was great!"

Ramesh Akkina, Colorado State University, USA about Retrovirology

"In general I enjoyed working with the staff at Journal of Biology. I have recommended the journal to all my colleagues."

Stephen Davies, Baylor College of Medicine, USA about Journal of Biology

"I am really impressed with the journal processing and reviewing process, the copyright retention is a bonus plus we can share research knowledge to all free of charge. Thank you for that."

Khadija Innocensia Yahya-Malima, University of Bergen, Norway about BMC Public Health

"The staff were very helpful!"

Christoph Abderhalden, University Berne Psychiatric Services, Switzerland about BMC Psychiatry

"I will continue to publish in open access journals as it is a great idea and it must be the main publishing mechanism in the future!"

Hugo Peluffo, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain about BMC Neuroscience

"Thank you for your hard work and professionalism. BioMed Central is an excellent publisher. A very quick turn around, top quality reviewers and help always available when needed. I tell all my colleagues about you."

Brian McKinstry, The University of Edinburgh, UK about BMC Health Services Research

"BioMed Central is providing the best possible example of how scientific information must be widely diffused, allowing fast and good scientific progresses. Congratulations! Future has come."

Marinho Del Santo, Brazil about BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

"I am very happy with the wonderful service provided by BioMed Central. The submission process is extremely user friendly and excellent."

Mohamed Mitwally MD, Wayne State University, USA about Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

"That was the easiest submission of a manuscript that I have ever undertaken. It was actually a joy, instead of a fight...Congratulations. You have earned a fan!"

John Hunt, University of Virginia, USA about Cough

I hugely appreciate the ability to use powerpoint files for submission! Generally an extremely easy system to use."

JCathy Abbott, University of Edinburgh, UK about BMC Cancer

"I was extremely impressed by the ease and speed of the process."

Fran Ebling, University of Nottingham, UK about Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

"Superb staff, who respond to emails quickly and really make what can be a stressful period enjoyable."

Carla Boutin-Foster, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, USA about Health Quality of Life Outcomes

"I thought the overall process was very quick and easy."

Lianna Ishihara, University of Cambridge, UK about BMC Neurology

"A fantastic and unprecedented experience of efficiency of peer review."

Saeed Akhtar PhD, Kuwait University, Kuwait about BMC Gastroenterology

"Submission on line was excellent and easy to do."

Vernon J Richardson, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada about Arthritis Research & Therapy

"I could not be more pleased with the process. I look forward to publishing in open-access journals in the future."

Daniel J. Fairbanks, Brigham Young University, USA about BMC Evolutionary Biology

"This is the best manuscript submission, review, and editorial process I have ever had the pleasure of using."

Stephania Cormier Ph.D, Louisiana State University, USA about Respiratory Research

"I am very pleased with the ease of submission. I love that the copyright remains in my hands."

D.J. Schendel, Institute of Molecular Immunology and Immune Monitoring Platform, Germany about Respiratory Research

"The speed and efficiency of the whole process is amazing!"

Palwinder Mander, University of Cambridge, UK about Journal of Neuroinflammation

"My experience was excellent, I was particularly impressed by the thorough reviews by 3 renowned experts internationally. The article has so far had >14,000 accesses, i.e. about 55 hits per day since publication."

Georgios Lyratzopoulos, NHS England, UK about BMC Public Health

"The speed from acceptance to online access was remarkable, as was the efficiency of the Editorial staff. The other corresponding author, Aleksi Sedo, and I were delighted with the streamlined submission process from beginning to end. Many thanks - I wish all journals operated in this way."

Jonathan S. Duke-Cohan, Ph.D, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA about Arthritis Research & Therapy

"BioMed Central has the best online submission system I have used until now."

Andreas M. Boehm, Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany about BMC Bioinformatics

"My first experience with your journal was a good one. Since my article was published last year, it has been accessed over 2000 times and has led to a number of new collaborations with people around the world. Am I happy to have published online in a BioMed Central journal? You bet."

Paula DeAngelis PhD, Rikshospitalet, Norway about Molecular Cancer

"Annals of General Psychiatry is a great source of knowledge for psychiatrists. Its publication system is very effective and fast. My personal experience is very positive and I am looking forward to submitting more of my work in this journal."

Danilo Arnone, Springfield University Hospital, UK about Annals of General Psychiatry

"BMC Bioinformatics reviewed our articles rapidly and professionally, and published them on the website almost immediately after the final edits were in. The web presentation is superb - they identified links to abstracts and full text for many of our references, including some web links that I wasn't even aware of myself. And of course having our own article available as open access is great, one of the key attractions of BMC Bioinformatics for myself and my colleagues."

Steven Salzberg, The Institute for Genomic Research, USA about BMC Bioinformatics

"On behalf of my co-authors, I would like to say how satisfied we are with the way our paper has been processed from the online submission to the final editing. Usually we would have to wait for months for an answer without any efficient way of tracking at what stage our manuscript is at. However when we submitted our manuscript to BMC Bioinformatics journal we could track at any time at what stage our paper is. The immediate publication in PubMed is great and helps us in sharing our software and methodologies with wider range of researchers. We will continue to submit some of our future manuscripts to BioMed Central's journals."

Rifat Hamoudi, University of Cambridge, UK about BMC Bioinformatics

"We have been very pleased with BMC's manuscript submission and publication process and look forward to submitting future documents to this excellent online open-access journal."

Nancy Lloyd, McMaster University about BMC Cancer

"BMC Evolutionary Biology has quickly turned out to be a forum where important ideas in evolutionary biology are disseminated and discussed. More and more researchers are discovering that, within BMC, you can get you work submitted, peer-reviewed and published in a short amount of time. But most importantly, they discover that their work will be read, and cited. I can imagine a time not too far in the future where my students will ask me how we ever dealt with publishing in any other way."

Chris Adami, California Institute of Technology, USA about BMC Evolutionary Biology

"I chose to publish in BMC Evolutionary Biology for two reasons. First, I wanted people to be able to read my findings (there is no point in publishing a paper that no one can to read. Second, I wanted an efficient process with a fast turnaround. I've not been disappointed in either. My paper can be found and read by everyone. The process from submission to publication was smooth and rapid. Because the whole process is electronic, I had two referee reports within four weeks. Because there was no 'printing time' my paper was published within a month of me returning the revised version. It was simply the fastest I have ever had a paper go from submission through review to publication."
Greg Hurst"

Greg Hurst, University College London, UK about BMC Evolutionary Biology

"I have no doubt that open access on-line journals are the future of scientific publishing. The fast pace of present day science does not allow for delays in publication, and the advantage of avoiding printed versions at all stages are obvious, particularly at the graphics level. Financially it makes sense to include the publication investment as part of the research cost. In the end the volume of resources invested in publishing should be reduced enormously, as should be expected from the technological progress that on-line publication represents. This will be beneficial for all."
Greg Hurst"

Francisco Rodriguez Valera, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain about Genome Biology about BMC Evolutionary Biology

"In submitting to BMC Infectious Diseases, I was very pleased with the rapid turn-around and over-all efficiency of the submission and publication process. What I never expected, however, was the high calibre of the reviews and reviewers: superb constructive comments from some of the giants in my field."

Marek Smieja, McMaster University, Canada about BMC Infectious Diseases

"I have enjoyed working with BMC in what I call 'new age' of publication. It is wonderful and I keep saying this is the way of publication in the future."
Greg Hurst"

Tuan V Nguyen, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia about BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

"Thank you for your time and effort on our paper. We remain impressed by the smooth operation of your journal!"

Rudolph Cardinal, University of Cambridge, UK about BMC Neuroscience

"We enjoyed the rapid turn around and solid editorial process a great deal. We will be returning to BMC neuroscience to be sure. But more importantly, we have had an incredible response to our paper. We have had requests for protocols and plasmids from all over the world. This includes areas of Africa and the former USSR that we have never had requests from in the past. It is my belief that our papers and ideas are reaching many more scientists through the medium of BMC and open access."

Thom Hughes, Yale University Medical School, USA about BMC Neuroscience

"I chose Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling because I liked the focus of the journal. Only after the publication of my paper did I realize how much satisfaction I got from knowing that my paper could be read, in full, by anyone who had Internet access. The review process was expeditious and, despite the structural complexity of my paper, the editor made sure that all of its parts were reviewed by experts in the appropriate fields."

Skirmantas Janusonis, Yale University School of Medicine, USA about Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

"I am very satisfied with the continuous editorial support and contact that BMC Public Health provide. With most journals you feel you've done your job in writing and then 'your kid' (the paper) is taken away and you don't hear much until it is published, and sometimes you don't even know when that happens. The simple messages letting you know the stage your paper has reached (revision, acknowledge of receipt of new versions, submission to PubMed and final publication), that BioMed Central send, make you feel that your paper and your work is important."

Jaime Miranda, University College London, UK about BMC Public Health

"Many many thanks to all the team members for your efforts to publish our manuscript without an error in it. Your fast responses were always appreciated."

Jignesh D Pandya, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA about Lipids in Health and Disease

"On behalf of my coworkers, I would like to underline how we are pleased the way our paper has been processed from the online submission to the final editing. I was already a strong supporter of BioMed Central and I will continue to advertise BioMed Central's journals. The immediate publication in PubMed is also a plus. Be sure we will submit soon another manuscript to a BioMed Central journal."

Bernard Labedan, Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Université Paris Sud, France about BMC Genomics

"I am very impressed with the Malaria Journal's and BioMed Central's processes and their attention to detail. We have a number of papers in the works and we will make sure they come to BioMed Central journals."

Don de Savingny, International Development Research Centre, Canada about Malaria Journal

"My experience with you guys was great and I will certainly submit more papers to BioMed Central journals"

David Fields, University of Oklahoma, USA about Dynamic Medicine

"I thought the publication process was absolutely seamless and very user friendly. Your turn around time is fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of publishing with you and I have encouraged my colleagues in the School of Nursing to consider your journal for their work as well."

De Sales Turner, Deakin University, Australia about Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

"The process of publishing with BMC Medicine was very streamlined and professional. Your online submission process is very easy to follow. I enjoyed the experience."

Nancy Wilczynski, McMaster University, Canada about BMC Medicine

"Many thanks for a speedy and efficient editorial process. We are very impressed and greatly encouraged to use BioMed Central's journals in future"

Richard Aspden, Aberdeen University about Lipids in Health and Disease

"The quality and format of the reviews is exceptional. I anticipate continuing to support the BMC series of journals in the future."

Dave Morgan, University of South Florida, USA about BMC Neuroscience

"I am really delighted with the experience of publishing our paper in your journal. The BioMed Central initiative has many appealing features for authors as well as for readers: fast peer review and publication, open access for readers to the publication history of published papers (including reviewers' comments), and open access to the full article."

Fernando Rico-Villademoros, Biometrica, Spain about BMC Medical Research Methodology

"Thank you for allowing me to participate in this seamless submission/editing process. It has been a pleasure submitting to BMC Medicine."

Adam Huber, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Canada about BMC Medicine

"I enjoyed everything about submitting this paper to Molecular Cancer. The electronic submission and revision processes were straightforward and easy, the manuscript review and acceptance was very fast, and the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Christian Schmidt, was most helpful at facilitating the whole process. I look forward to submitting to Molecular Cancer again in the future."

Edward J. Michaud, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA about Molecular Cancer

"Compared with other journals using electronic submission, the template used by Critical Care is clearly outlined, and the subsequent steps in the submission process are logically built up. Even during my first submission, I felt comfortable with the web template. I have no special remarks, or just one: keep it like it is now, clear and simple to use."
Ives Hubloue"

Erasme Campus of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium about Critical Care

"It has been a pleasure to submit our manuscript to Breast Cancer Research. Everything has been simple, quick, and smooth, which is exactly what one wishes for."
Ives Hubloue"

Sara Wedren, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden about Breast Cancer Research

"Thanks for the overall excellent work of your office. I was extremely satisfied with the process for my first submission to your journals. I will encourage my colleagues to do the same."

Pierre Moreau, Université de Montréal, Canada about BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

"Thank you BioMed Central for your innovative courage and strength to provide an Open Access publication system that allows the sharing of original ideas with the scientific and clinical community worldwide."

M.R. Hayden, University of Missouri School of Medicine, USA, Nutrition Journal about Cardiovascular Diabetology

"I am very satisfied with the professionalism and courtesy that the editorial staff at BMC Neuroscience has provided."

Paul J. Kruzich, Oregon Health and Science University, USA about BMC Neuroscience

"I am very satisfied with the professionalism and courtesy that the editorial staff at BMC Neuroscience has provided."

Paul J. Kruzich, Oregon Health and Science University, USA about BMC Neuroscience

"Online publishing brings you just what you want after tireless research efforts: broad exposure of your findings."

Bart GJ Knols, International Atomic Energy Agency Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria about Malaria Journal

"I am excited that more researchers will get to read the full text of my paper before it becomes outdated."

Alvin Berger, Paradigm Genetics, Inc., North Carolina, USA about Lipids in Health and Disease

"My experience of the electronic submission process for our papers was delightful. The review process was unbelievably fast and the comments were useful in strengthening the contents of our papers. It took only 2 - 4 weeks to publish our papers, which is a record in itself."

Satya Narayan, University of Florida, USA about Molecular Cancer

"The process of electronic submission was very easy, quick and clear"

Isabelle Colombet,Université Paris V, and Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France about BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

"The peer review process was very timely and it is not unusual to have an article go live within one month of submission. The peer review was most helpful and always made our manuscripts better."

M.R. Hayden, University of Missouri School of Medicine about USA,Nutrition Journal about Cardiovascular Diabetology

"We have enjoyed the quick turn-around time that International Journal of Health Geographics offers for article reviews. When our new article is ready, we plan to submit to International Journal of Health Geographics again."

Chiehwen Ed Hsu, Ph.D,University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA about International Journal of Health Geographics

"(Our article) has already been cited at least 8 times in the first 4 months after publication."

Dario Alessi, University of Dundee, UK about Journal of Biology

"I keep on going back to Malaria Journal because of the ease of publishing, and the large number of accesses to the published work."

DBart GJ Knols, International Atomic Energy Agency Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria about Malaria Journal

"Of all the journal staffs with whom I have interacted, the group at Journal of Biology was the best at publicizing the results in appropriate circles."

Wyeth Wasserman,University of British Columbia, Canada about Journal of Biology

"We received thoughtful reviews that made the paper better; and the editor actually edited the manuscript, something that I had never before experienced. I can sincerely recommend Journal of Biology to anyone and everyone."

Paul Spellman, University of California, Berkeley, USA about Journal of Biology

"Three things prompted me to submit an article to BioMed Central: the fact that interested people can read the article without having to pay for it; the promise of a quick turnaround for the manuscript; and the fact that publication is based on the validity of research."

A Metin Gülmezoglu, HRP - UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Switzerland about BMC Medical Research Methodology

"Thanks to BioMed Central, an Internet cafe in the desert (they exist!) is all you need to read about the latest in science."

Bart GJ Knols,International Atomic Energy Agency Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria about Malaria Journal

"The peer review process for BioMed Central's journals is wonderful, because it is both efficient and fair."

Holger Schünemann, M.D., Ph.D.,McMaster University, Canada about BMC Pulmonary Medicine

"BioMed Central has a unique counter system that displays the access counts for each article. Immediately after my article was published online, thousands of accesses were logged."

Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan, Harvard Medical School, USA about BMC Medical Education

"I always found the editors and peer reviewers to be fair and honest in their approach as well as their recommendations."

M.R. Hayden, University of Missouri School of Medicine, USA about Nutrition Journal about Cardiovascular Diabetology

"We are very pleased with the way Journal of Biology handled our manuscript. It was dealt with quickly and competently. The reviewers appeared to be very competent and we appreciated their suggestions. I also love the online layout of the paper. The research news by Pete Moore nicely incorporates the work of other groups and gives a good perspective on our work."

Ernst Hafen, Universität Zürich, Switzerland about Journal of Biology

"Instant and free open access online without registration hassles, an increasingly reputable journal in the field, and a broad scope to account for vast topics are just a few characteristics of BMC Medical Education."

Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan, Harvard Medical School, USA about BMC Medical Education

"The electronic publication process worked very smoothly. You feel in control during the whole process. The peer review was very quick and the publication appeared surprisingly fast."

SKároly Kulich, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden about Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

"I found the whole process of publishing with BMC Ecology to be uncommonly efficient, friendly, conscientious and quick, and the paper was widely picked up by both colleagues and the media around the world."

David MacDonald, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, UK about BMC Ecology

"As more of our recent data have been derived from genomics methods, and we have been generating very large sets of images, we have found it difficult to present our work in the traditional journals. Even the process of submitting large data files is not always straightforward. However, it was easy to go through BioMed Central's submission process. In addition, once published, our work was immediately available to a large audience who might not otherwise have been able to read it as quickly as they would like."

Connie Cepko, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA about Genome Biology about BMC Genetics

"For all papers submitted, reviewed and published to date, interaction with BioMed Central has been excellent. Editorial response time has been minimal and reviews have been fair and returned in a timely fashion."

Bart GJ Knols,International Atomic Energy Agency Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria about Malaria Journal

"Quick handling of the manuscript and open peer review, as well as availability on the world wide web, are key factors in today's research environment. BMC Pulmonary Medicine can offer all of these."

Holger Schünemann, M.D., Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada about BMC Pulmonary Medicine

"I am certain I have gained maximum visibility and exposure for my article."

Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan, Harvard Medical School, USA about BMC Medical Education

"We would like to thank the Malaria Journal editorial group for the efficiency and the manner with which our article was handled. We highly appreciated the competency of the reviewers and their critical and constructive suggestions. This is one of the best research journals we have had the pleasure of accessing and we hope that many more researchers from the developing world will access your website."

Frederick A. D. Kaona and Mary Tuba, Mwengu Social and Health Research Centre, Zambia about Malaria Journal

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