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Call for Papers: Irritable bowel syndrome

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.

Call for Papers: Targeted therapies for cancer

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.

Research: Reopening of UK schools in Autumn 2020 was unlikely to drive spread of coronavirus

In this study, the authors investigated how COVID-related school absences (in both teachers and pupils) varied as other community measures were introduced. They conclude that since September 2020, infection rates mirrored those observed in the community in most UK regions.

Research: Surveillance of subclinical malaria in Myanmar

In a study based in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the authors demonstrated that integration and implementation of sample collection for molecular and serological surveillance into networks of village health volunteers is feasible and can capture significant levels of ongoing undetected seasonal malaria transmission.

To increase our engagement with the Editorial Board and community at large, we have started a pilot for a collaborative editorial model. Read more here

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Editor’s Choice: Diabetes Week 2021

The Editors of BMC Medicine are delighted to share with you a selection of key papers that highlight some of the best Diabetes Mellitus research published in the journal to mark UK Diabetes Week.

Meet Our New Board Members

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. 

Highlight: Portable Peer-Review

New Content ItemTo 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.

Supporting SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being

New Content ItemBMC 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

Featured Video: Tuberculosis test for infants

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Lead study author Tony Hu, PhD, explains how his new screening technology has the potential to make a big difference in the fight against childhood tuberculosis by detecting cases much earlier so doctors can quickly begin treatment.

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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Correspondence article | 19 August 2020
Considerations for target oxygen saturation in COVID-19 patients: are we under-shooting?
Niraj Shenoy et al.
 

Correspondence article | 15 July 2020
New insights into genetic susceptibility of COVID-19: an ACE2 and TMPRSS2 polymorphism analysis
Yuan Hou​​​​​​​ et al.

Opinion article | 15 July 2020
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and COVID-19: an overlooked female patient population at potentially higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ioannis Kyrou​​​​​​​ et al.

Editorial | 14 July 2020
Systems all the way down: embracing complexity in mental health research
Eiko I. Fried and Donald J. Robinaugh


Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher

Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel

Research Article | 26 December 2006
Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely

Research Article | 24 June 2008
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson

Research Article | 26 July 2011
Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler

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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.

Article collections

Article collection
Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest editors: Professor Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses.

Article collection
New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders

Guest editor: Bradley Turner

Article collection
Non-malarial febrile illness

Guest editor: Philippe Guerin

Article collection
Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions

Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh

Article collection
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations

Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte

Article collection
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era

Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez

Article collection
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition

Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome

See all article collections here.

Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper

We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper. 


Read the latest Behind the Paper article here:


Obesity-related colorectal cancer risk differs for men and women

https://go.nature.com/3akek2l

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