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  • BMC Biology becomes the first specialist biology journal to offer Registered Reports

    6 May 17

    BMC Biology has become the first dedicated biology journal to accept Registered Reports. This innovative approach to publishing allows authors to submit their rationale and methods for peer-review before any experiments are conducted. Articles that pass peer-review will be accepted in principle meaning that, as long as the study is completed in accordance with the pre-registered methodology, the article will be published following a second round of peer-review.

  • Springer Nature highlights over 180 world-changing articles

    Heidelberg | London, 3 May 2017

    Expanded Change the World, One Article at a Time campaign brings findings on pressing global issues to the wider research community

  • Peer Review 2030: New report looks to the future of peer review

    2 May 2017

    A new report issued by BioMed Central and Digital Science concludes that in order to affect real, industry-wide improvements to the peer review process, publishers, researchers, funders and institutions need to be willing to experiment with different models, encourage more diversity in the reviewer pool, utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and support training and mentoring for peer reviewers.

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