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Identification of active small-molecule modulators targeting the novel immune checkpoint VISTA

Tumour Immunology

Intratumoral regulatory T cells from colon cancer patients comprise several activated effector populations

Cellular Immunology

The transmembrane domain and luminal C-terminal region independently support invariant chain trimerization and assembly with MHCII into nonamers


Anti-inflammatory protein TNFα-stimulated gene-6 (TSG-6) reduces inflammatory response after brain injury in mice


BMC Series Focus Issues

November: Infection and health

The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection.  Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

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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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)

    64 Altmetric Mentions