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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).

MedViews: What should be done to control COVID-19 outbreaks?

Read our very first MedView, written by an Early Career Researcher Dr. Zhenjian He, discussing the strengths, limitations, and overall implications of a study that used mathematical model to assess if isolation and contact tracing are effective in controlling COVID-19 outbreaks.

Research: Social prescribing in primary care

Social prescribing can address non-medical needs in the population and a realist review concludes that connector roles, in particular link workers, can promote accrual of social capital and provide patients with the confidence to manage their own well-being.

Research: new tool allows assessment of mortality data accuracy

ANACONDA (Analysis of National Causes of Death for Action) was designed to use common demographic and epidemiologic principles to assess mortality data using global standards of disease classification. Its introduction in several countries has already improved death registration completeness.

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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

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

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: Cancer

Read the latest papers on Cancer across BMC flagship journals.

Development and validation of a prognostic model to predict the prognosis of patients who underwent chemotherapy and resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a large international population-based cohort study
Lei Huang et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 25 March 2019

An RNAi screen of Rho signalling networks identifies RhoH as a regulator of Rac1 in prostate cancer cell migration​​​​​​​
Virginia Tajadura-Ortega et al.

Published in BMC Biology 06 March 2018

Cell-free DNA profiling of metastatic prostate cancer reveals microsatellite instability, structural rearrangements and clonal hematopoiesis​​​​​​​
Markus Mayrhofer et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 21 November 2018

Dynamic inosinome profiles reveal novel patient stratification and gender-specific differences in glioblastoma​​​​​​​
Domenico Alessandro Silvestris et al.

Published in Genome Biology 13 February 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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