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BMC 20th Year Anniversary

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This year we mark the 20th anniversary of BMC! We are celebrating 20 years of open access, 20 years of leadership and innovation. By making open access sustainable and high quality we changed the world of academic publishing and pioneered new models of publication. We are excited about all that we have achieved in that time to better serve research and the research community, as well as creating new innovative ways to help authors, making the case for robust open standards across all research outputs, and enabling the growth of open access around the world. We pride ourselves on continually improving our author services and the quality of our publishing and we are looking forward to the future and all the possibilities that brings. 

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. 

The People of BMC

BMC's 20 Year Journey

20th Year Anniversary Infographic

Quotes from our Authors

"My article was transferred from BMC Women's Health services after a thorough review process the editors suggested that our article was best suited for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The paper was well received, feedback sent and we edited accordingly. The Publishers at Springer Nature communicated, edited and sent timely editorial feedback. The publishing experience has been pleasant and rewarding. Thank you."

- Macellina Y. Ijadunola, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Author, Nigeria

"Review process was quick. Editing was on point and the editorial board gave us an opportunity to publish in BMC Public Health by accepting our request to waive off the publication fee that was difficult for us to pay. We thank the BMC Public Health team for their support in the successful publication of our work! Hope we can keep working together in the near future as well."

- Kajori Banerjee, BMC Public Health Author, India

"Editors are very efficient in processing manuscripts. The speed of returning the review comments is also very fast, even though during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reviewers invited are very professional; the questions reviewers raised can greatly improve the quality of the manuscript. The comments are very detailed, including giving specific revision directions. We really thank you all very much, whether your hard work or professional academic knowledge, we are greatly encouraged."

- Gang Li, Malaria Journal Author, China

"The production team at BMC is fantastic. Everything from the payment of APC to the proof review is streamlined and efficient. It is much better than other open access journals."

- Brian E. Dixon, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making Author, USA