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Become an Editorial Board Member

BMC Geriatrics is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. With the 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 in all aspects of health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

BMC Geriatrics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of geriatrics. 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 access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Editorial Board Members should have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals.

They should be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable Associate Editors for BMC Geriatrics must:

  • Support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Geriatrics within the scientific community.
  • Provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfill 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 Geriatrics 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.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Editorial Board Member will report to the Editor of the journal.

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