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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


Focus: Pathogens

Read the latest papers on pathogens, disease and diagnostics across BMC flagship journals.

Evaluation of the potential incidence of COVID-19 and effectiveness of containment measures in Spain: a data-driven approach
Alberto Aleta and Yamir Moreno​​​​​​​

Published in BMC Medicine 27 May 2020

MARPLE, a point-of-care, strain-level disease diagnostics and surveillance tool for complex fungal pathogens​​​​​​​
Guru Radhakrishnan​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Biology 13 August 2019

Strains used in whole organism Plasmodium falciparum vaccine trials differ in genome structure, sequence, and immunogenic potential
Kara A. Moser​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 08 January 2020

SEPATH: benchmarking the search for pathogens in human tissue whole genome sequence data leads to template pipelines​​​​​​​
Abraham Gihawi​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 22 October 2019

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