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Become an Editorial Board Member

With an increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise across the entire field of immunology, including but not limited to:

  • Cellular immunology and immune regulation
  • Clinical immunology (transplants, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, vaccines)
  • Immunity to infections and tumors
  • Immunogenetics, immunogenomics and systems immunology
  • Immunometabolism
  • Innate immunity and inflammation

BMC Immunology scope and ethos

BMC Immunology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in molecular, cellular, tissue-level, organismal, functional, and developmental aspects of the immune system as well as clinical studies and animal models of human diseases.

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.

Criteria

We are interested in individuals who are committed to open accessdata sharing and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of twenty (20) research papers published in reputableEnglish languagepeer-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 Immunology must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Immunology within the scientific community;
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts 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 Immunology should be willing to handle a minimum of 12 manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

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.

Apply now!

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.594 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.857 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    0.924 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.828 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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

    Usage 
    532,299 Downloads (2021)
    256 Altmetric mentions (2021) 

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