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We are expanding our Editorial Board

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

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

  • Emergency department operations and design
  • Emergency medical services
  • General emergency medicine
  • Resuscitation and cardiac emergency medicine
  • Trauma emergency medicine
  • Disaster and conflict medicine

BMC Emergency Medicine scope and ethos

BMC Emergency Medicine  is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all urgent and emergency aspects of medicine, in both practice and basic research. In addition, the journal covers aspects of disaster medicine and medicine in special locations, such as conflict areas and military medicine, together with articles concerning healthcare services in the emergency departments.

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 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 Emergency Medicine also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Emergency Medicine 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 Member for BMC Emergency Medicine should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of topics within their broad field of expertise.

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 Members will report to the in-house Editor.  

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.485 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.743 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.236 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.566 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

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

    Usage 
    738,934 Downloads (2021)
    878 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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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