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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Research Methodology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in methodological approaches to healthcare research. Articles on the methodology of epidemiological research, clinical trials and meta-analysis/systematic review are particularly encouraged, as are empirical studies of the associations between choice of methodology and study outcomes. BMC Medical Research Methodology does not aim to publish articles describing scientific methods or techniques: these should be directed to the BMC journal covering the relevant biomedical subject area.

Methodologies for COVID-19 research and data analysis

Our collection on methodological approaches to medical research and data analysis related to COVID-19 is no longer accepting new submissions. You can continue to browse our published content, and remember all of our articles are open access and free to read! 

Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Kate Gaines, BMC, USA

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Articles

  1. Authors: Sarah Crowe, Kathrin Cresswell, Ann Robertson, Guro Huby, Anthony Avery and Aziz Sheikh

    Content type: Commentary

  2. Authors: Lehana Thabane, Jinhui Ma, Rong Chu, Ji Cheng, Afisi Ismaila, Lorena P Rios, Reid Robson, Marroon Thabane, Lora Giangregorio and Charles H Goldsmith

    Content type: Commentary

Featured article: COVID-19-related medical research: a meta-research and critical appraisal

Raynaud et al aimed at reviewing and categorizing COVID-19-related medical research and to critically appraise peer-reviewed original articles. Their findings underscore the urgent need to strike a balance between the velocity and quality of research

Featured article: Informing the research agenda for optimizing audit and feedback interventions: results of a prioritization exercise

Audit and feedback interventions are one of the most common approaches for implementing evidence-based practices. In the current survey, Colquhoun et al sought to elicit from stakeholders which hypotheses were most likely to advance the field if studied further.

Featured article: Conceptualising natural and quasi experiments in public health

In this Technical advance, de Vocht et al conceptualise natural experiments in the context of public health evaluations and align the study design to the Target Trial Framework. The resulting alignment will clarify the strength of evidence underpinning claims about the effectiveness of public health interventions.

Get credit for your data!

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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.

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