To reduce time spent on serial submissions and iterative reviewing, BMC Medicine offers to consider manuscripts on the basis of reviews received at other journals. We also support transfers of reviews obtained at BMC Medicine to other journals, including those outside of BMC and Springer Nature. Learn more from our Portable Reviews page.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new article collection seeking submissions on all novel, impactful advances of irritable bowel syndrome, including disease burden, etiology, pathophysiology, and therapies.
BMC Medicine and BMC Cancer are welcoming submissions to a new joint collection on cancer targeted therapies. We are seeking manuscripts on all aspects of molecular targeted therapies, including novel therapies, treatment resistance, combination therapies and biomarker discovery.
In a secondary analysis of a randomized trial, the authors aim to determine the prognostic value of monitoring daily clinical warning signs to assess mortality risk in severely malnourished children, concluding this should be a recommended practice to predict inpatient mortality.
An analysis of over 28,000 patients from electronic health records suggests that improvements in survival for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) over the past decade could be explained by a change in treatment patterns during that period, particularly with the availability of targeted and immunotherapies.
The Editors of BMC Medicine are delighted to share with you a selection of key papers that highlight breast cancer research published in the journal to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021.
Meet our new Editorial Board Members, which will work closely with our in-house Editors assessing, selecting and helping to improve the papers that the Journal publishes.
BMC Medicine is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. To increase our engagement with the Editorial Board and community at large, we are recruiting Editorial Board Members to be part of a collaborative editorial model whereby Editorial Board Members assess manuscripts in their area of expertise alongside the in-house Editorial team. To apply, click here.
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Supporting SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being
BMC Medicine is committed to playing a role in advancing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG3, by supporting researchers in disseminating their related work and showcasing this to assist policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organizations in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda. Read more here.
Professor David Dunger
We are saddened to share the news that David Dunger (FMedSci), Professor Emeritus at the Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge has passed away on July 20th, 2021. Professor Dunger was an endocrinologist who had made profound contributions to the field of Diabetes Mellitus, and was a member of the editorial advisory board for BMC Medicine. We very much appreciate the positive contributions that he had made to the journal and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
Aims and scope
BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, transparent peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials.
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Editorial | 14 July 2020
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CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
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Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
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Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
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Call for papers
Targeted Therapies for Cancer
The joint BMC Medicine and BMC Cancer collection will remain open and accept submissions for one year after launch.
Taking on the challenge: Food sensitivity, intolerance and altered microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome
The collection will remain open and accept submissions for one year after launch.
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Advances in Disease Burden, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapies
The collection will remain open and accept submissions until June 2022.
Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest editors: Professor Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses.
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Guest editor: Bradley Turner
Non-malarial febrile illness
Guest editor: Philippe Guerin
Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations
Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era
Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition
Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome
See all article collections here.
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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
BMC Medicine is accepting Registered Reports. Find out more about this innovative format in our Submission Guidelines.