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Cellular immunology and immune regulation

Benjamin and colleagues investigate the role of MyD88/TLR signalling in macrophage mediated recognition and clearance of Borrelia burgdorferi. Using MyD88−/− BMDMs they show that spriochete uptake is impaired but MyD88 is not required for bacterial uptake or phagosomal maturation.

Innate Immunity and Inflammation

Lee and colleagues demonstrated that CD3−CD122+NK1.1+ precursor Natural Killer (pNK) cells express TREM2 and TREM2 overexpression in a mouse model increases the pNK population. Their work highlights a role for TREM2 in NK cell development and investigates a possible role in tumour regression.


BMC Series Focus Issues

July: Open data and data sharing

Data are the cornerstones to transparency and reproducibility of research. At the BMC Series, we offer different article types to help you share your data. Explore some of our open access data publications in this focus issue and browse through the additional reading and resources to learn more about this topic. 

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.

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 

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


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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.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    64 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    182 days from submission to acceptance
    17 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.615 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.782 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.997 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.224 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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