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Call for papers: Global Outbreaks and Responses

We are pleased to announce an upcoming collection on disease outbreaks. We are seeking submissions on all aspects of outbreak preparedness and response, covering a wide range of infectious diseases including Ebola, Dengue, H1N1, and the most recent Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Research: Increased access to parks at birth may prevent obesity later in life

Wilding et al. examined how environmental characteristics at birth are associated with overweight and obesity in school-aged children. Their findings suggest that increased access to greenspace in early life may have a role in the prevention of childhood obesity.

Guideline: Appropriate treatment of adolescent PCOS

Key opinion leaders formulate appropriate medical guidelines for diagnosing and treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) during adolescence, aimed at promoting accurate and timely diagnosis, optimising consistent care, and improving health outcomes for adolescents and women with PCOS.

Research: Factors underlying prescription of high-dose opioids in primary care

This systematic review explores factors associated with prescribing high-dose opioids in primary care, which include co-prescription of benzodiazepines, depression, emergency department visits, unemployment, and male gender. This study highlights priority areas to manage the growing opioid crisis. 

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BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, open 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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Review | 20 March 2019
ApoE4: an emerging therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease
Mirna Safieh, Amos D. Korczyn & Daniel M. Michaelson
 

Research article | 17 May 2019
The introduction of ‘No jab, No school’ policy and the refinement of measles immunisation strategies in high-income countries
Filippo Trentini, Piero Poletti, Alessia Melegaro & Stefano Merler

Review | 23 July 2019
Celiac disease: a comprehensive current review
Giacomo Caio, Umberto Volta, Anna Sapone, Daniel A. Leffler, Roberto De Giorgio, Carlo Catassi & Alessio Fasano

Opinion | 29 October 2019
Key challenges for delivering clinical impact with artificial intelligence​​​​​​​
Christopher J. Kelly, Alan Karthikesalingam, Mustafa Suleyman, Greg Corrado & Dominic King

Research article | 4 November 2019
Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis with a particular focus on subgroups
Georg Gelbenegger, Marek Postula, Ladislav Pecen, Sigrun Halvorsen, Maciej Lesiak, Christian Schoergenhofer, Bernd Jilma, Christian Hengstenberg & Jolanta M. Siller-Matula

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Research article | 30 Jan 2017
A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the 'SMILES' trial)
Felice N. Jacka, Adrienne O’Neil, Rachelle Opie, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Sue Cotton, Mohammedreza Mohebbi, David Castle, Sarah Dash, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Mary Lou Chatterton, Laima Brazionis, Olivia M. Dean, Allison M. Hodge & Michael Berk 

Research article | 18 May 2017
How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services
S. N. Etkind, A. E. Bone, B. Gomes, N. Lovell, C. J. Evans, I. J. Higginson & F. E. M. Murtagh

Review | 28 February 2017
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease​​​​​​​
Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri

Review | 6 April 2017
Emerging concepts in liquid biopsies
Samantha Perakis & Michael R. Speicher

Research article | 16 March 2017
Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison
Larissa Shamseer, David Moher, Onyi Maduekwe, Lucy Turner, Virginia Barbour, Rebecca Burch, Jocalyn Clark, James Galipeau, Jason Roberts & Beverley J. Shea

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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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Article collections

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

Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez

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

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

Article collection
Beyond Big Data to new Biomedical and Health Data Science: moving to next century precision health

Guest editors: Prof. Aziz Sheikh, Dr. Paul Wicks, Dr. Josip Car and Dr. Marc S. Williams

Article collection
Collection on: Stigma Research and Global Health

Guest editors: Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, Dr. Virginia Bond, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, Mr. Musah Lumumba El-Nasoor

See all article collections here.




Call for papers

Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest edited by by Prof. Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses.

New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders
Guest edited by Dr. Bradley Turner

Cardiovascular issues in underrepresented populations
Guest edited by Prof. Deborah Lawlor, Prof. Naveed Sattar, Prof. Aletta E Schutte

Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest edited by Dr. Eiko I. Fried and Dr. Donald Robinaugh

See all our call for papers here.




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Focus: Pathogens

Read the latest papers on pathogenic organisms and disease across BMC flagship journals.

Population-level mathematical modeling of antimicrobial resistance: a systematic review
Anna Maria Niewiadomska et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 24 April 2019

A GWAS on Helicobacter pylori strains points to genetic variants associated with gastric cancer risk​​​​​​​
Elvire Berthenet et al.

Published in BMC Biology 02 August 2018

INSaFLU: an automated open web-based bioinformatics suite “from-reads” for influenza whole-genome-sequencing-based surveillance​​​​​​​
Vítor Borges et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 29 June 2018

HOPS: automated detection and authentication of pathogen DNA in archaeological remains​​​​​​​
Ron Hübler et al.
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Published in Genome Biology 16 December 2019

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Announcement: 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.

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