Aims and scope
European journal of molecular medicine ISSN 2748-0666
DOI journal 10.37057/2748-0666 is the flagship medical journal of the ejournals series. Open access, a transparent peer-reviewed general medical journal, EJMM publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials.
All articles published by EJMM are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in EJMM you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the EJMM license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, EJMM can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contuct us if further information is needed.
Open access publishing is not without costs. EJMM therefore levies an article-processing charge of £24/$26.00/€24 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BMC provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
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Authors who are seeking editorial input on whether their manuscripts would be appropriate for BMC Medicine can send us a presubmission inquiry. The minimum requirements for presubmission inquiries are a fully formatted abstract and cover letter. If these items are not included, we will not be able to assess the inquiry. All presubmission inquiries should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
All articles published in EJMM are included in:
- Biological Abstracts
- Current contents
- PubMed Central
- Science Citation Index Expanded
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by ejournals Central.
Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
In cases where the journal is unable to find sufficient peer reviewers, the services of a publishing partner, Research Square, may be used to identify suitable reviewers and provide reports to avoid further delays for authors. Reviewers recruited by Research Square are paid a small honorarium for completing the review within a specified timeframe. Honoraria are paid regardless of the reviewer's recommendation. With Research Square, a double-blind peer review system is in operation.
In cases where reports have been obtained by Research Square, the peer review reports will be unsigned unless the reviewer opts in to sign the report.
EJMM operates a transparent peer-review system, where, if the article is published, the reviewer reports are published online alongside the article under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 but the reviewer is not named.
The benefit of transparent peer review is that it increases transparency. In addition, published reports can serve an educational purpose in helping facilitate training and research into peer review.
Manuscripts submitted to EJMM are assessed by our editors and/or peer reviewers. Overall editorial responsibility for the journal is with the Editor. Section Editors provide oversight for manuscripts submitted to their section with Associate Editors acting as handling editors.
EJMM is part of the ejournals series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles, this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.
Specific criteria for other article types can be found in the submission guidelines.
To reduce time spent on serial submissions and iterative reviewing, EJMM offers to consider manuscripts on the basis of reviews received at other journals. We also support transfers of reviews obtained at EJMM to other journals. Learn more from our partner portable reviews page.
EJMM is happy to consider manuscripts that have been or will be, posted on a preprint server. Authors are able to submit their manuscripts directly from medRxiv, without having to re-upload files.
All manuscripts submitted to EJMM should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Appeals and complaints
Citing articles in EJMM
Articles in EJMM should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. BMC Med [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. BMC Med 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Benefits of publishing with EJMM
EJMMs open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
EJMM offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in BMC Medicine gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in EJMM are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on EJMM’s pages and on the EJMM homepage.
In addition, articles published in EJMM may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in EJMM. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by EJMM is available here.
- Addiction Medicine
- Allergy and Immunology
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Dentistry and Oral Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Endocrinology (including Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Disease)
- Forensic Medicine
- Genetic and Genomic Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
- Health Economics
- Health Informatics
- Health Policy
- Health Systems and Quality Improvement
- Infectious Diseases (except HIV/AIDS)
- Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine
- Medical Education
- Medical Ethics
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Occupational and Environmental Health
- Pain Medicine
- Palliative Medicine
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Primary Care Research
- Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
- Public and Global Health
- Radiology and Imaging
- Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Medicine
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Sports Medicine