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Call for Papers: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

BMC Rheumatology and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders welcome submissions on PPI in rheumatic and musculoskeletal research. The Editorial Board hopes that this will be a rich learning experience for both the public and researchers, and we've designed the Call for Papers to reflect this.

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Call for papers: Robotic surgery

In order to recognize the significant growth and advancement of robotic surgery over the past  several decades, we hereby welcome original submissions on ‘Robotic surgery’ aiming to present a collection of primary research articles and reviews on the topic.

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Call for Papers: Digital Health

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders welcomes submissions on Digital Health technologies in rheumatic and musculoskeletal care. Topics of interest include E-health, artificial intelligence, big data, mobile apps and wearable sensors.

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NEW: Advances & challenges in imaging rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders

This Article Collection showcases original contributions on imaging in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders. Explore selected articles within this innovating speciality.

Publication date: March 2021.

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Aims and scope

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. Studies investigating the systemic nature of rheumatic diseases, not related to specific musculoskeletal manifestations, are encouraged to submit to BMC Rheumatology.  

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Editors' highlights

Take a look at the articles that the journal's Editors wish to highlight to you for reading and sharing. 

Announcement: we are recruiting Editorial Board Members

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international community of experts, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of musculoskeletal disorders.

Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

BMC is committed to supporting efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by helping researchers to disseminate and showcase their work. We aim to support policy-makers, governments, and humanitarian organizations in making evidence-based decisions to advance good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and reduce inequalities (SDG 10).  

Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

BMC Series Focus Issues

July: Open data and data sharing

Data are the cornerstones to transparency and reproducibility of research. At the BMC Series, we offer different article types to help you share your data. Explore some of our open access data publications in this focus issue and browse through the additional reading and resources to learn more about this topic. 

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.


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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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