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The BMC series journals. Built from the ground up: sound science Series launched in 2000, all content open access 57 titles by the end of 2001 BMC Medicine and BMC Biology launched in 2003 to highlight the best of the BMC series. Specialized interest. Exceptional interest.

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The bmc series journals

The BMC series journals

  • Built from the ground up: sound science

    • Series launched in 2000, all content open access

    • 57 titles by the end of 2001

    • BMC Medicine and BMC Biology launched in 2003 to highlight the best of the BMC series


The bmc series journals

Specialized interest

Exceptional interest


The bmc series journals

Exceptional Interest

Specialized Interest


Moving around the portfolio

Moving around the portfolio

  • An article of exceptional interest may move into BMC Medicine

    Grey matter changes can improve the prediction of schizophrenia in subjects at high risk

    Dominic E Job, Heather C Whalley, Andrew M McIntosh, David GC Owens, Eve C Johnstone, Stephen M LawrieBMC Medicine 2006, 4:29 (7 December 2006)


Moving around the portfolio1

Moving around the portfolio

  • Articles that are out of scope for a particular journal may move into another more appropriate journal

    Dealing with missing data in a multi-question depression scale: a comparison of imputation methods

    Fiona M Shrive, Heather Stuart, Hude Quan, William A GhaliBMC Medical Research Methodology 2006, 6:57 (13 December 2006)


In addition

In addition

  • Articles of specialized interest may move from BMC Medicine into more specialized journals

  • Articles that are not appropriate for our sister journals may move into one of the BMC series journals


The result

The result

  • A portfolio of journals with fluidity of quality, depth and breadth of coverage

    • Exceptional, broad interest research is published in high impact journals

    • Publication of large quantities of sound research is achieved


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