BMC’s blog network

A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC series.

At BMC, research is always in progress. We are committed to continual innovation to better support the needs of our communities, ensuring the integrity of the research we publish, and championing the benefits of open research.

BMC is part of Springer Nature, giving us greater opportunities to help authors connect and advance discoveries across the world.

Our blog network brings together news, opinion, and perspectives from our staff, our journal Editors, and many guest bloggers. Our six blogs aim to highlight the best in open access research, report on news in different fields, and offer insights into publishing, as well as discuss the day-to-day work and challenges faced by researchers today.

Our bloggers

Our five staff blogs (On Biology, On Medicine, On Health, Research in progress blog, and BMC Series blog) are managed by our staff and many of the posts are also written by them. However, we also invite guest bloggers to write for these blogs, and so you will often see posts from people who aren’t BMC staff. In these cases, their profiles will always make it clear who they are.

BugBitten is managed by Editors who are either part of, or have been recruited by, the Editorial Board of Parasites and Vectors. As with our staff blogs, the Editors write many of the posts, but also invite guest bloggers to write for them.

Our blogs

We have six blogs, covering all areas of biology, biomedicine, and medicine, as well as open access publishing.

On Biology

The On Biology blog covers the research published across BMC’s biology journals, including titles such as Genome Biology and BMC Biology. It’s also a place to read discussions on conferences, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field.

On Medicine

The On Medicine blog covers the research published across BMC’s medical journals, including titles such as BMC Medicine and Genome Medicine. It’s also a place to read discussions of medical ethics and practices, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field. In addition, we shine the light on issues relating to transparency and reproducibility at all stages of medical research.

On Health

The On Health blog covers research published across BMC’s multidisciplinary selection of health sciences journals, from Reproductive Health to Particle and Fibre Toxicology. As well as writing about the research, this blog is a place to read discussions on conferences, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field.

Research in progress blog

The Research in progress blog delivers insights and opinion on developments at BMC and in the world of open access publishing. It’s also a place to read about peer review, new technological developments, and advice for researchers on navigating the publication of their work. We also share the thoughts of scientists on how research work is changing, and what that means for researchers today.

BMC Series blog

The BMC Series blog aims to highlight high-impact, thought-provoking research from across the BMC Series journals, covering everything from public health to ecology. There are also write-ups of conferences, discussions on journal developments and open access, and commentary on news in the world of research.


BugBitten began in October 2013 as a blog for the parasite and vector-borne diseases community; hosted by the journal Parasites and Vectors. The blog highlights and discuss the major developments in the field and provides a forum where expert opinions can be sought and educational advice provided.