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BMC Geriatrics is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all aspects of health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

BMC Geriatrics scope and ethos

BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

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.

Criteria

We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-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 Geriatrics must:

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

Role and responsibilities

The 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 recommends decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.

An Editorial Board Member for BMC Geriatrics should be willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

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

Apply now!

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    4.076 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.270 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.693 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.153 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    199 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    3,723,616 Downloads (2021)
    3,617 Altmetric mentions

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