We are pleased to announce the re-launch of BMC Cell Biology as BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, a broad scope, community journal for open-access molecular and cellular biology. We will make sure this is a wide-ranging, dynamic and visible journal.
BMC Molecular and Cell Biology is built on the firm foundations of its predecessor BMC Cell Biology, which was one the earliest BMC journals, launching in November 2000 and publishing its first article in the same year. For nearly 20 years this journal consistently published articles that are important to the community. We would like to take forward the key aspects of BMC Cell Biology – the importance of integrity in research, fairness to authors, and the evaluation of research without consideration of the impact – to the relaunched BMC Molecular and Cell Biology. In addition, we are expanding the scope to cover that of BMC Biochemistry, BMC Structural Biology, BMC Biophysics and BMC Molecular Biology, and we are in the process of closing these journals. Our mission is to bring all members of the molecular and cellular biology community together, irrespective of organism or technique.
Research using human cells and mammalian cells is of course vital for understanding disease. These studies will always be important to the community, but we would especially like to welcome researchers who work on a broader range of cells – whether eukaryotic such as plants or yeast, or prokaryotic such as bacteria, viruses, or archaea. There is a wealth of research and exciting insights being generated in many organisms and we would like to ensure these results are shared.
We also know that understanding the molecular biology of a cell requires multiple techniques. Structural biology, for example, provides powerful insights into molecular mechanisms, but sometimes because of the technical nature of crystallography, NMR, or electron microscopy, these insights are not readily apparent. For BMC Molecular and Cell Biology we want to ensure that these results are understandable to other researchers. We wish to take a similar approach with other biophysical techniques.
The journal has a board of highly motivated external editors bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The journal has a board of highly motivated external editors bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Researchers can now find a home for their manuscript in one of the following revamped sections;
- Transcription and translation
- Structure and function of macromolecules
- Cell cycle and cell division
- Membrane processes/transport
- Protein folding
- Cell death
- Molecular basis of disease
We are committed to providing an excellent author service, in particular competitive turnaround times, but our top priority is publishing robust and reproducible science that is both open and accessible.
We look forward to working with you in publishing good quality, scientifically valid research in this exciting addition to the BMC series journal portfolio.
You can submit an article to BMC Molecular and Cell Biology here.
If you have any questions about the journal, please contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org