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Celebrating the past 15 years of medicine: BMC Medicine anniversary articles

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BMC Medicine, in November 2018, celebrated its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, various Editorial Board Members have contributed articles discussing the progress, challenges and opportunities in their areas of research over the past 15 years. This is a rolling article collection to which Editorials will be added over the course of the year.

  1. BMC Medicine was launched in November 2003 as an open access, open peer-reviewed general medical journal that has a broad remit to publish “outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, ...

    Authors: Deborah A. Lawlor
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2019 17:177
  2. There is growing appreciation that the success of digital health – whether digital tools, digital interventions or technology-based change strategies – is linked to the extent to which human factors are consid...

    Authors: Kit Huckvale, C. Jason Wang, Azeem Majeed and Josip Car
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2019 17:62
  3. There is clear guidance on the responsibilities of editors to ensure that the research they publish is of the highest possible quality. Poor reporting is unethical and directly impacts patient care. Reporting ...

    Authors: David Moher
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2018 16:233
  4. The past 15 years have seen the emergence of a new paradigm in medical research, namely of people living with medical conditions (whether patients, parents, or caregivers) using digital tools to conduct N-of-1...

    Authors: Paul Wicks
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2018 16:217
  5. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with increasing incidence. The mortality rate of pancreatic cancer is rising rapidly, and is projected to be the seco...

    Authors: Huiyun Zhu, Tuo Li, Yiqi Du and Min Li
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2018 16:214