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COVID-19 Announcement

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.

BMC Series Focus Issues

March: Rare diseases

With the 28th of February marking World Rare Diseases day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the Rare diseases that together affect around 10% of the population. Read the full collection of articles here.

February: Neglected Tropical Diseases

With the 30th January marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the NTDs which threaten more than 1.7 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide.

Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Immunology, 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 article: Simulation Modeling for Immunologists

In this article, authors present a freely available software package for the R programming language called Dynamical Systems Approach to Immune Response Modeling (DSAIRM). This is aimed at researchers with little or no coding experience to aid in their understanding of literature involving simulation modeling and to employ in their own research.

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Aims and scope

BMC Immunology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in molecular, cellular, tissue-level, organismal, functional, and developmental aspects of the immune system as well as clinical studies and animal models of human diseases.

The journal welcomes submissions in these broad areas of research:
Cellular immunology and immune regulation
Clinical immunology: transplants, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and vaccines
Immunity to infection and tumours
Immunogenetics, immunogenomics and systems immunology
Allergy and hypersensitivity
Innate Immunity and inflammation


  • Tim Shipley, BMC London

Manuscript Editor

  • Oliver Cocks, BMC London

Assistant Editor

  • Amanpreet Athwal, BMC London

Research Data Support

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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