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Zhilian Hu, Ph.D. - Associate Editor, BMC series

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New Content ItemZhilian joined the BMC series in the Shanghai office in January 2024 as an Associate Editor for BMC Women's Health. Before this, she was a research scientist at The University of Oxford, where she investigated cardiac regeneration utilizing different fish species including zebrafish. She holds an MSc in Animal genetics, breeding, and reproduction from Shanxi Agricultural University and a PhD in Biology from the University of Freiburg, where she mainly investigated the molecular events driving neuronal development and disorders, particularly in the central nervous system. Her background covers multiple fields, including neurobiology, hematology, and cardiology. She is thrilled to promote open-access publishing and robust science.

Zhilian is also the Associate Editor for BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology and is keen on promoting efficient and safe therapeutic agents and strategies.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.211 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.775 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    45 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    175 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    68,290 Altmetric mentions 

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