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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Biotechnology, 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 

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New Content ItemA chicken bioreactor for efficient production of functional cytokines

A recent article published in BMC Biotechnology explores the potential of transgenic chicken as a bioreactor for cost-effective production of pure, high quality, biologically active protein for therapeutics. See the social media coverage here.

Call for papers to two new Sections

BMC Biotechnology has launched two new sections: Biomaterials section led by Prof. Hyung Joon Cha, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea; Systems and synthetic biology section led by Prof. Ting Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 

Both sections are now open for submissions.

Call for papers: Genome editing technology and applications in animals and plants

BMC Biotechnology is currently accepting submissions to a thematic series entitled "Genome editing technology and applications in animals and plants".

Deadline Extended to 30th June 2019


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Aims and scope

BMC Biotechnology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the manipulation of biological macromolecules or organisms for use in experimental procedures, cellular and tissue engineering or in the pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology and allied industries.


Manuscript Editor

  • Anna Melidoni, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Lauren McMillan, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Ayelet Fishman, Technion
  • Joaquim M Cabral, Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Dennis ClaessenLeiden University
  • Peter J PuntTNO Microbiology & Systems Biology/Leiden University
  • Marko RadicUniversity of Tennessee
  • John J Rossi, Beckman Research Institute City of Hope
  • Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto
  • Teodoro CardiCouncil for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA)
  • Hyung Joon Cha, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Ting Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Resources for authors

Standards of reporting

BMC Biotechnology 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. 

Peter Punt

Peter J. Punt, PhD is Chief Technology Officer of Dutch DNA Biotech BV, a fungal biotechnology technology provider and contract research company situated in the Netherlands. In 2008 he was appointed at Leiden University in the chair of Industrial Biotechnology He joined BMC Biotechnology as a  Section Editor in 2012.

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