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BMC Research Notes is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed contributions from across all scientific and clinical disciplines, including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. We are committed to making it easier to find, cite and share your short reports by providing an inclusive forum for valuable data and research observations.

Editor's choice collection: Machine learning in medicine

This retrospective collection edited by Dr AlRyalat (The University of Jordan) showcases how machine learning has revolutionized diagnostic medicine and inspired new applications and diagnostic tools. 

Please explore selected articles on the topic published in BMC Research Notes. 

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Featured article: Long-term monitoring for conservation: closing the distribution gap of Arctocephalus australis in central Chile

In this Research note, Cárcamo et al provide first record of stable colonies of the South American fur seal in a distribution gap and an provide an update of the distribution range of the species in central Chile.

Featured article: Opioid use, motivation to quit, and treatment status related to COVID-19: a cross-sectional study

This study by Parker et al measured opioid users’ perceptions of risk or harm from COVID-19, as well as potential changes in motivation to quit, frequency of use, and engagement with treatment.

Featured article: Using next generation sequencing of alpine plants to improve fecal metabarcoding diet analysis for Dall’s sheep

Williams et al describe in their Data note a reference library that may facilitate metabarcoding diet analysis of Dall’s sheep and improve the understanding of plant-animal interactions in a region undergoing rapid climate change.

Featured article: Design and assembly of a domestic water temperature, pH and turbidity monitoring system

A water monitoring system was described by Nanyanzi et al that can log temperature, pH and turbidity continuously and give alerts in case any parameters are outside the acceptable limits for potable water.

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.

BMC Series Focus Issues

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.

May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

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Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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