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Become an Editorial Board Member

Owing to the continued growth of BMC Rheumatology, we are now recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international community of experts.

We encourage applications from researchers with a rheumatology background in a range of subject areas, broadly covered by the below:

  • Clinical rheumatology
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Pre-clinical and translational science

BMC Rheumatology scope and ethos

BMC Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers pre-clinical, translational and clinical articles on all aspects of the prevention, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases, related systemic and inflammatory conditions and associated comorbidities, as well as epidemiology, education, pathophysiology, genetics, and drug development.   

We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Criteria

We are interested in individuals who are committed to open accessdata sharing and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputableEnglish languagepeer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years;
  • have demonstrable expertise that fits within the scope and the need of the journal.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Rheumatology also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Rheumatology within the scientific community;
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts they are responsible for fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer review.

Role and responsibilities

An Editorial Board Member is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the Journal’s requirements and recommending decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.   

An Editorial Board Members for BMC Rheumatology should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader field of expertise.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Editorial Board Members will report to the Editor.  

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for BMC Rheumatology and meet the criteria above, please click here to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    4.000 - CiteScore
    0.980 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.886 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    42 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    64 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    188,953 downloads (2021)
    265 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openess
    TOP Factor Score - 8

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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