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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Work and Musculoskeletal Health

Read this Article Collection featuring contributions on work and health from around the globe ranging from systematic reviews to cohort studies, qualitative studies, and lab-based studies. 

Read our highly cited articles

New Content ItemClinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain

New Content ItemUptake of the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a survey of older adults with joint pain

New Content ItemMicro-fragmented adipose tissue injection associated with arthroscopic procedures in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis​​​​​​​

Section Editor Highlights

Take a look at the highlighted papers as chosen by the journal's Section Editors. 

BMC Series Focus Issue

November: Diabetes

In support of World Diabetes Day on 14th November, this BMC Series focus issue places the spotlight on research advancing knowledge and patient care in diabetes. Our open-access content is available permanently, and highlights include genomics, neuroscience, and public health topics. 


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.

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Assistant Editor

  • Amanpreet Athwal, BioMed Central, UK

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.

Announcement: we are recruiting new Associate Editors

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

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