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For Editorial Board Members

Welcome to the For Editorial Board Members page. This page provides links to resources that will support you in your role for the journal. We recommend bookmarking these links in your browser for future reference. 

BMC Series Editorial Community Site

For training, guidance and resources


Accessing your Editorial Board Member account in our submission systems

To manage submissions you are handling through peer review


Editorial Responsibilities and FAQs

For information on your responsibilities, expectations and benefits


Springer Nature Code of Conduct for Editors

The code of conduct you have agreed to adhere to when handling manuscripts on behalf of the journal

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.113 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.917 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.562 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.960 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

    Speed
    53 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    68 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    1,373,387 Downloads (2021)
    2,157 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

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