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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.

Drinking or smoking while breastfeeding and later developmental health outcomes in children

Using longitudinal data from The Growing Up in Australia Study, the current study by Gibson et al aimed to investigate whether intake of alcohol or tobacco while breastfeeding was related to later developmental health outcomes in children.

Assessing two methods for estimating excess mortality of chronic diseases from aggregated data

The aim of this Research Note by Brinks et al was to assess the performance of two recently published estimators for the excess mortality of a chronic disease from prevalence and incidence data. It was found that special attention is required when interpreting the results at lower age ranges.

BMC Series Focus Issues

May: Gut microbiome and digestive health

To commemorate World Digestive Health Day that is celebrated annually on 29th of May, this month we focus on Gut microbiome and digestive health. Here is a selection of manuscripts from different BMC Series Journals focusing on either gut microbiome or on digestive health in insects, animals and humans.  


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BMC Research Notes is committed to supporting the research community across all scientific and clinical disciplines by providing an inclusive open access forum for sharing valuable data and scientific observations. We welcome a range of contributions including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. Making it easier to find, cite and share your work, we provide a platform for micro publications across all disciplines.

Negative Results - An article collection

In this collection, we are highlighting some of the negative results studies that have been published by BMC Research Notes, with more articles to be included. We welcome submissions reporting scientifically valid negative results.

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