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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

May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

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


Assistant Editor

  • Amanpreet Athwal, BMC London

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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
    2.495 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.598 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.683 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.971 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    64 Altmetric Mentions