BMC Women's Health is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Women's Health is growing, we must ensure that the journal is able to cope with these increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards. Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.
We encourage applications from researchers with a background in one of the disciplines below:
- Breast cancer and breast health
- Gynecology, gynecological disease, and reproductive health
- Women's health behaviors and health promotion
- Women's mental and emotional health
- Women's public health issues
BMC Women's Health scope and ethos
BMC Women's Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health of women in developed and developing nations. The journal welcomes submissions on women's public health issues, health behaviors, breast cancer, gynecological diseases, mental health and health promotion.
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.
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 Women's Health also must:
- support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Women's Health within the scientific community;
- provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that the manuscripts for which they are responsible 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 Women's Health should be engaged and willing to handle approximately two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.
Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.
More information on Editorial Board Responsibilities can be found here.