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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer-review

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. 

Section Editor Highlights

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BMC Series Focus Issue

August: Health Disparities

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With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series decided to focus on health disparities in August’s focus issue. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities

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New Content ItemCorticosteroid injection for plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

New Content ItemThe risk of revision after total hip arthroplasty in young patients depends on surgical approach, femoral head size and bearing type; an analysis of 19,682 operations in the Dutch arthroplasty register                                                         
New Content ItemAbdominal trunk muscle weakness and its association with chronic low back pain and risk of falling in older women

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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.

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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  • 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.

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Anita Wluka

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New Content ItemEpidemiology 

Anita Wluka, PhD, FRACP, MBBS is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and a visiting Rheumatologist at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. The goals of her research are to identify why people develop musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and back pain, and to improve patients’ ability to manage. Dr Wluka obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, was a research affiliate at Harvard University and has worked in Melbourne, Australia, where she completed her training in Rheumatology, followed by her PhD in Epidemiology (Cartilage volume in health and disease), at Monash University. Prior to transitioning to Section Editor, Dr Wluka served for 2 years as an Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. She receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers.

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