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Editorial Board

Linda Gummlich, PhD

New Content ItemLinda is an Editor for the BMC Series since April 2019. Before joining BioMed Central, Linda completed her joint PhD in altered protein degradation mechanisms in renal cell carcinomas at the Charite University Hospital and Humboldt University in Berlin and then worked for a Berlin-based NGO as programme manager. 

Here Linda designed, launched and developed a successful programme to integrate refugees into the German labour market. She is delighted to be working on BMC Palliative Care and promoting open access.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Jane Phillips

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Professor Jane Phillips, PhD, RN, FACN is Head of School at the QUT School of Nursing and Professor of Palliative Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience as a leader in research and education in the health sector. She has just been named Australia’s top researcher in the field of hospice and palliative care in the Australian’s list of top 250 researchers in 2021.  Jane was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2021 and is an Inaugural Fellow of Palliative Care Nurses Australia. Jane is at the forefront of her field and brings her considerable clinical nursing, national policy and academic expertise to deliver outcomes that are changing practice and enhancing palliative care globally.  Her interdisciplinary program of research targets the delivery of care that enables people to spend more days in their place of choice, move seamlessly between care settings and receive the best evidence-based palliative care.  She was previously the Director of IMPACCT, (Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care Through Clinical Research and Translation), at the University of Technology Sydney where she is an Emerita Professor.

Nancy Preston 

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Nancy is a Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care and Associate Dean for Post Graduate Education in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. She has been a Section Editor at BMC for over 5 years. With over 30 years of experience in research, her research focusses on palliative care and how best to integrate palliative care into general healthcare systems. She has a strong interest in how people make decisions about their future care including advance care planning and experiences around assisted dying. She has been involved in five European research projects. She has published over 150 research papers. She is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner. She is the co-author of a ‘Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review’ and ‘Palliative Nursing’

Barry Quinn

Barry, is a SeniorNew Content Item Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cancer and Palliative Care at Queen’s University Belfast and Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai. He has been working as a clinician, academic and researcher in the field of cancer and palliative care for over 30 years. He has published numerous articles on a range of palliative and end-of-life care issues including, spirituality, symptom management, communication and compassionate leadership. He is the Chair of two European expert groups, Managing Advanced Cancer Pain (MACPT) and European Oral Care in Cancer (EOCC). He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international meetings, he has published articles and book chapters on a range of palliative and nursing issues. He is a member of the All Ireland Palliative Care Research Network. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Palliative Care in 2020 and has appointed as a Senior Editorial Board Member in October 2022. 

Editorial Board List

Executive Editor
Maria Hodges, BMC Series, London, UK

Associate Editor
Linda Gummlich, BMC Series, Berlin, Germany

Editorial Board Members
Bárbara Antunes, University of Cambridge, UK
Emmanuelle Belanger, Brown University, USA
Eva Bergstraesser, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Augusto Caraceni, National Cancer Institute of Milan, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Ping-Jen Chen, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Medical Palliative Care Team, Dept. of Medicine & Geriatrics, TMH, Hong Kong
Shao-Yi Cheng, National Taiwan Unviersity, Taiwan R.O.C.
Michael Connolly, University College Dublin, Ireland
Finella Craig, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
Ludovica De Panfilis, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jinfeng Ding, Central South University, China
Virginie Guastella, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, France
Shelli Feder, Yale University School of Nursing, USA
Anne Finucane, Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh, UK
Geraldine Foley, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Shannon Freeman, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Wei Gao, Nanchang University, China
Jan Gärtner, Palliative Care Center Basel, Switzerland
Luca Ghirotto, Azienda USL - IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Arunangshu Ghoshal, Tata Memorial Center, India
Ping Guo, University of Birmingham, UK
Qiaohong Guo, Capital Medical University, China
Emma Kirby, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jonathan Koffman, Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK
Thomas LeBlanc, Duke Cancer Institute, USA
Juho Lehto, Tampere University and Palliative Care Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
Chia-Chin Lin, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Paul Maciejewski, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Chetna Malhotra, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Eva Katharina Masel, Medical University of Vienna, Division of Palliative Medicine, Austria
Jason Mills, Torrens University, Australia
Mitsunori Miyashita, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Carole Parsons, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Natasja Raijmakers, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Netherlands
Eva Schildmann, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany
Christian Schulz-Quach, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Shane Sinclair, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
Kelli Stajduhar, University of Victoria, Canada
Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Liesbeth van Vliet, Leiden University, Netherlands
Bella Vivat, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Kirsten Wentlandt, University Health Network, Canada
Anne Wichmann, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

Editorial Advisors
Julia Addington-Hall, University of Southampton, UK
Paul Daeninck, University of Manitoba, Canada
Robert Dunlop, King's College London, UK
Robin Fainsinger, University of Alberta, Canada
Albert J Kirshen, University of Toronto, Canada
Barbara A Koenig, Stanford University, USA
Henry McQuay, University of Oxford, UK
Diane Meier, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Liliana Orellana, Deakin University, Australia 
Carla Ripamonti, National Cancer Institute, Italy

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.518 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.907 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    28 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    165 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    4,147 Altmetric mentions 

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