BMC Neuroscience is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Neuroscience's visibility increases, we must also 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:
- Anatomy, development, plasticity and repair
- Cellular and molecular mechanisms
- Cognition and behavior
- Neurobiology of disease
- Systems neuroscience
- Techniques in neuroscience
BMC Neuroscience scope and ethos
BMC Neuroscience is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the nervous system, including molecular, cellular, developmental and animal model studies, as well as cognitive and behavioral research, and computational modeling.
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.
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 Neuroscience can be described as someone who:
- supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent BMC Neuroscience within the scientific community;
- provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures 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 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 Neuroscience should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader field of expertise.
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 Neuroscience and meet the criteria above, please click here to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.