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Advancing open science

Guest Editors
Alexandre López-Borrull, PhD, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Maria Candela Ollé Castellà, PhD, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Samuel Westwood, PhD, King’s College London, UK
Sabine Wildevuur, University of Twente, Netherlands

Submission Status: Open until 1 April 2025

Diversity and inclusion in research and publishing

Guest Editors
Michael El Boghdady, MD, St George's University Hospitals, UK
Russell Seth Martins, MD, JFK University Medical Center & Center for Discovery and Innovation, USA

Submission Status: Open until 28 March 2025

Data sets to improve wellbeing

Guest Editors
Fadi Al-Turjman, PhD, Near East University, Türkiye
Souheil Hallit, PharmD, MSc, MPH, PhD, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon 
Feten Fekih-Romdhane, PhD, MD, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia

Submission Status: Open until 13 January 2025

Data sets to advance diabetes

Guest Editors
Daba Abdissa, BSC, MSc, PhD fellow, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Humayun Kabir, BScN, MPH, MSc, McMaster University, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 29 November 2024

Datasets for dentistry

Guest Editor
Elif Bilgir, PhD, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Türkiye

Submission Status: Open until 13 September 2024

Datasets to advance emergency healthcare

Guest Editor
Mohammad Amin Bahrami, PhD, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran 

Submission Status: Open until 2 August 2024

Advancing methods in healthcare research and education

Guest Editors
Abdelrahman Elsayid, MBBCh, MPH, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Randa Elsheikh, MBBCh, MSc, Deanery of Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Open until 30 October 2024


Advancing methods in data capture, integration, classification, and liberation

Guest Editors:
Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires: Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Eftim Zdravevski: University Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia

Datasets to Advance Agriculture

Guest Editors:
Samuel Brod: BMC Research Notes

Advancing Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Guest Editors:
Vaibhav Chand: University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Diego A. Forero: Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Colombia


Editor's choice collection
Electronic Health Records and Medical Research
Edited by Dr. Diego A. Forero, MD, PhD
Published: 2 March 2022


Editor's choice collection
qPCR: Applications and methodologies
Edited by Dr. Diego A. Forero, MD, PhD
Published: 30 July 2021

Editor's choice collection
Machine learning in medicine: Models, tools, and datasets
Edited by Dr Saif Aldeen AlRyalat
Collection published: 25 February 2021


Article collection
Promoting negative results
Ongoing collection; first published: 6 February 2020


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014


Cross journal collection
Translating research in elder care: An applied program of health services research
Collection published: 13 September 2012


Cross journal collection
Data standardization, sharing and publication
Edited by: Dr David Shotton, Dr Heather Piwowar, Dr Craig Hooker
Collection published: 26 January 2011


Thematic series
Organelle Genomes
BMC Research Notes
Collection published: 24 September 2009

Thematic series
BMC Research Notes
Edited by: Prof Alun Williams
Collection published: 6 July 2009

Thematic series
BMC Research Notes
Edited by: Dr Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, Dr Carolina Perez-Iratxeta
Collection published: 20 April 2009

Cross journal collection
Collection published: 19 April 2009

Cross journal collection
Daphnia: the companion papers for the genome sequence
Collection published: 3 April 2009


Thematic series
Quantitative real time PCR normalization and optimization
BMC Research Notes
Edited by: Dr Joshua Yuan
Collection published: 20 October 2008

Thematic series
Microarray normalization and optimization
BMC Research Notes
Edited by: Dr Leming Shi
Collection published: 19 August 2008

Thematic series
HIV / AIDS and opportunistic diseases and co-infections
BMC Research Notes
Edited by: Prof Subhash Parija
Collection published: 31 July 2008

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: N/A
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.687
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.486

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 13
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 191

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 4,067,459
    Altmetric mentions: 2,370

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