Biology Direct's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Biology Direct offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Biology Direct gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Biology Direct are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Biology Direct’s pages and on the BMC homepage.
In addition, articles published in Biology Direct may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Biology Direct. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.
As an author of an article published in Biology Direct you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BMC license agreement).
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