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BMC Biology is the flagship biology journal of the BMC series, pioneer of open access publishing. Our scope includes research and methodology articles, review, Q&A and comment, across all of biology and with a publication policy that combines selection for special interest and importance with a commitment to serving authors well.

In response to widespread frustration with delays to publication through iterative reviewing, we operate a re-review opt out policy whereby authors can choose whether reviewer see their revisions (see our Editorial: Q&A: Re-review opt-out and painless publishing). For those papers that we cannot publish, a broad portfolio of subject-specific sister journals and portable peer review policy allows us to help authors find the right journal for their papers with a minimum of delay.

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What is Wrong With This Picture?
BMC Biology
Collection published: 6 August 2015


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Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells – An update
Collection published: 1 August 2015


Thematic series
Plant Signals
BMC Biology
Collection published: 2 July 2015

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