BMC Biology [Open Access]
Publisher: BioMed Central
BMC Biology is an online journal publishing research articles after full
peer review. All articles are published, without barriers to access,
immediately upon acceptance. The journal is published by BioMed Central
Ltd, Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4LB, UK.
BMC Biology publishes original research articles and methodology
articles in any area of biology but with a focus on the biomedical
sciences. The fields covered include biochemistry, cell biology,
chemical biology, computational biology, developmental biology, ecology,
evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, microbiology,
molecular biology, neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, plant biology
and structural biology.
To be appropriate for BMC Biology, articles need to be of special
importance and broad interest. This will be determined by peer review
and by the advice of a member of the editorial board or somebody of
equivalent standing. There are no restrictions on the length of an
article, but authors should bear in mind that excessive length deters
Articles that are sound research but only of importance to those with
very closely related interests will not be considered for publication,
but should this only become apparent after peer review, the authors may
be offered publication in one of the subject-specific BMC journals (such
as BMC Cell Biology).
BMC Biology offers a very fast publication schedule whilst maintaining
rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer
review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF
form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files).
Articles will be published electronically in manuscript form immediately
upon acceptance. A fully structured web version, and accompanying laid
out PDF, will be published within one week of acceptance.
To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs,
BMC Biology accepts only online submission.
Assistance with the process of manuscript preparation and submission is
available from the customer support team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML or PDF.
Current Issue: Volume 2, Number 24 2004
Date: 23 Nov. 2004