BioMed Central
is turning the
next page

We're
becoming BMC

At BioMed Central,
research is always in progress.

In 1999 we pioneered sustainable open access publishing. But we didn’t shout about it, we preferred to concentrate on creating and testing new and innovative ways to help authors. Our pilot projects became open research standards.

That same inventive spirit inspires us to this day. Always questioning, always listening, always progressing; for us innovation is an attitude not an activity.

And now we're becoming BMC.

BMC, research is always in progress.

I am proud to be the Chief Editor of a BMC journal. For the scientific community that Genome Biology serves, BMC's pioneering and ongoing commitment to openness and innovation is key, as is the focus on research integrity.

To me, the new visual look reflects the way that BMC remains true to its roots, yet steadily evolves to meet the changing needs of researchers.

Photo of Louisa Flintoft, Chief Editor of Genome Biology
Louisa Flintoft Chief Editor,
Genome Biology

A broader perspective

BMC reflects our growth beyond biology and medicine, to support interdisciplinary collaboration and the global research community.

Our new look better represents the dynamism and innovation of our people and the research communities we serve.

We will continue to make improvements to our website and launch new products and services to make life easier for our authors and readers.

In all of this we will stay totally committed to open access and true to our core principles.

  • Always in progress

    We keep discovering so others can do the same.

  • Research integrity

    Safeguarding standards for our authors and users.

  • Customer service

    Your goals become ours.

  • Community focused

    We are committed to serving the needs of our communities.

Focusing on our community

We are committed to serving the needs of our communities. We listen to your feedback to make our processes and services better, help our authors to connect with potential collaborators, and work continually to help you achieve your goals.

To read more stories from BMC, please read our blog.

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A new look for our journals

It’s not just our identity and website that are evolving; we will be refreshing how our journals look too. This includes both our own journals and those that we publish on behalf of societies.

For a period of time, our website pages will still look the same to users, unless they specifically choose to navigate to a journal from a preview banner at the top of the page. This is a work in progress and some pages may not be fully finished. Take a look here.

Sharing our progress with our users will enable us to gather feedback on the new site, and ensure that we can make improvements as we work.

Service as usual

The improvements to our website will take place in stages over the next months. This will keep disruption to our services to an absolute minimum.

Product range with new look