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Call for Papers: Maternal factors during pregnancy influencing maternal and offspring outcomes

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new article Collection seeking submissions on all novel and impactful advances that contribute to our understanding of how maternal factors during pregnancy can influence maternal, fetal and childhood outcomes.

Call for papers: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a widespread unmet need for translational research and clinical management

This collection will consider articles providing a translational and clinical overview of the most recent findings on HFpEF and future perspectives

Research: Intake of whole grain foods reduces risk of coronary heart disease

In this large scale cohort study, higher consumption of total whole grains, as well as individual whole grain foods except popcorn, were found to be significantly associated with lower coronary heart disease risk.

Research: Plant based dietary patterns associate with distinct gut microbial signatures

Utilising a healthy plant diet index distinct gut microbial signatures were observed linked with HDL cholesterol.

New Editorial Board Members Needed

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.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

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

Congratulations to Professor Min Li as APA elect for 2022

We would like to congratulate Min Li, Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the USA, for being elected as the president of the American Pancreatic Association in 2022. Professor Li is an active researcher in the field of pancreatic cancer and is a valuable member in the oncology section of the editorial advisory board for BMC Medicine

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. 

Articles

  1. Authors: Sarah E. Morris, Charles A. Sanislow, Jenni Pacheco, Uma Vaidyanathan, Joshua A. Gordon and Bruce N. Cuthbert

Most accessed (recent)

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

Source: Web of Science

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Call for papers

Maternal factors during pregnancy influencing maternal, fetal and childhood outcomes
The collection will remain open and accept submissions for one year after launch.

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a widespread unmet need for translational research and clinical management
This collection will consider articles providing a translational and clinical overview of the most recent findings on HFpEF and future perspectives

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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