The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium's mission statement was to comprehensively annotate functional elements in the human genome. Following nearly ten years of data generation by over 400 researchers across the globe, the project's findings have now been published as a group of 30+ articles in a multi-publisher collaboration. The ENCODE articles published by BioMed Central are presented below, and the publication effort is discussed in further detail on the BMC Blog. For more information on ENCODE, please see the ENCODE web portal. The ENCODE articles from all three publishers can also be downloaded as an iPad app, or browsed in the ENCODE Explorer.