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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Genomics, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Featured articles


Decoding the Tripedalia transcriptome

Box jellyfish transcriptome assembly leads to the identification of a set of novel genes involved in peptidergic neurotransmission, and highlights the evolution of important tissues and organs, such as the nervous system and eyes.

Microglial gene expression modules

Microglial activation - a matter of modules

A new framework for classifying microglial states using gene expression modules provides the foundation for their characterization in health and disease.


  1. Content type: Research article


    Authors: Peng-Fei Qi, Yun-Feng Jiang, Zhen-Ru Guo, Qing Chen, Thérèse Ouellet, Lu-Juan Zong, Zhen-Zhen Wei, Yan Wang, Ya-Zhou Zhang, Bin-Jie Xu, Li Kong, Mei Deng, Ji-Rui Wang, Guo-Yue Chen, Qian-Tao Jiang, Xiu-Jin Lan…

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Aims and scope

BMC Genomics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, and proteomics.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editors

  • Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central, UK
  • Bethan Wicker, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Shane C Burgess, University of Arizona
  • Leonid Bystrkh, University of Groningen
  • Alexei Fedorov, University of Toledo​​​​​​​
  • Scott E Hemby, Wake Forest University
  • David Lightfoot, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Leonard Schalkwyk, King's College London
  • Jacqueline Smith, The Roslin Institute
  • Theo Smits, Zürich University for Applied Sciences
  • Stefan Wiemann, German Cancer Research Center

Jacqueline Smith, Section Editor

Dr. Jacqueline Smith is a Career Track Fellow at The Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genomics in 2015.

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Standards of reporting

BMC Genomics advocates complete and transparent reporting of research. The BMC minimum standards of reporting checklist is intended as a tool for authors to transparently describe their research and ensure reproducibility. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards when preparing their manuscript.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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Portable peer review

The editors of BMC Genomics support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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