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New Content ItemMikhail joined BMC Series in 2023. He is a Doctor of Medicine with clinical experience centered in oncology and reconstructive surgery, as well as academic experience in anatomy and histology. After completing residency in 2018, he obtained a double PhD in Regenerative Medicine and Surgical Oncology. In line with his clinical and academic work, he led several research projects in the field of regenerative medicine, including a postdoctoral position at Mayo Clinic. Mikhail is passionate about accessibility and transparency in research, both principles upheld by BMC Series journals. His goal as an editor is to promote these principles of open access to help authors maximize the impact of their research and reach a rapidly growing audience.  


Editorial Quality Editor
Evan Smithson, MPhys, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Nada Alachkar, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Evaldo Favi, PhD, MD, University of Milan, Italy
Jakob Gubensek, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Ljubljana and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Beatrice Goilav, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bernard Jaar, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA
Frieder Keller, Dr. med., University Hospital Ulm, Germany
Andrew Mallett, MBBS, MMed, PhD, Townsville University Hospital, Australia
Laura Plantinga, PhD, University of California San Francisco, USA
Giorgina Piccoli, MD, PhD, University of Torino, Italy and Centre Hospitalier Le Mans, France
Claire Sharpe, MBBS, PhD, PGCert MedEd, King's College London, UK
Adam Wilk, PhD, Emory University, USA

Editorial Board Members
Khaled Abdel-Kader, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Marco Allinovi, MD, PhD, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Kenneth Andreoni, MD, University of Florida Academic Health Center, USA
Mabel Aoun, MD, MPH, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
Lois Arend, PhD, MD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Eric Au, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
Jean-François Augusto, Angers University Hospital, France
Karolis Azukaitis, PhD, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Debasish Banerjee, MD, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ilia Beberashvili, MD, Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center, Israel
Justin Belcher, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Vincenzo Bellizzi, MD, PhD, University Hospital San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona di Salerno, Italy
Sebastjan Bevc, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Maribor, Slovenia
Ann Bonner, PhD, Griffith University, Australia
Dorin-Bogdan Borza, PhD, Meharry Medical College, USA
Kate Bramham, PhD, King's College London, UK
Hui Cai, MD, Emory University, USA
Ben Caplin, PhD, University College London, UK
Cristina Capusa, PhD, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Carmen Elena Cervantes, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Gordon Chun Kau Chan, MB ChB, MRCP, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fouad Chebib, M.D., Mayo Clinic, USA
Keren Cohen - Hagai, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Meir Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Cécile Couchoud, Agence de la biomédecine, France
Héléne Cronjé, PhD, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP and the University of Copenhagen, UK
Adamasco Cupisti, University of Pisa, Italy
Erol Demir, MD, Koc University Hospital, Turkey
Ivana Dedinska, MD, PhD, University hospital Martin and Jessenius Faculty of Medicine Comenius University, Slovakia
Biagio Raffaele Di-Iorio, ASL AVELLINO, Italy
Ahmet Burak Dirim, MD, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Luis D'Marco, PhD, CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Spain
Ali Düzova, MD, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Ciro Esposito, MD, University of Pavia, Italy
Min Feng, PhD, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Winston Fung, MBBChir (Cantab), FRCP (London), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tibor Fulop, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Jennifer Gander, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, USA
Giacomo Garibotto, MD, University of Genoa, Italy
Francesco Garzotto, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV IRCSS and University of Padova, Italy
Christoforos D. Giannaki, PhD, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
David Gracey, MBBS PhD FHEA , University of Sydney, Australia
Fabrizio Grosjean, MD, PhD, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Karol Graňák, PhD, University hospital Martin and Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Slovakia
Prakash Gudsoorkar, MD, FASN, FNKF, University of Cincinnati, USA
Ankur Gupta, MD, Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand
Seung Seok Han, PhD, Seoul National University, South Korea
Ramy Hanna, MD, UC Irvine , USA
Mohamad Hanouneh, MD, Nephrology Center of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, USA
Manfred Hecking, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Imed Helal, MD, Charles Nicolle Hospital-Tunis, Tunisia
Miguel Hueso, PhD, Hospital Universitari Bellvitge and Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Spain
Chan-Young Jung, MD, PhD, Asan Medical Center Division of Nephrology, South Korea 
Wisit Kaewput, M.D., MFRCPT, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Thailand
Yuji Kamijo, MD, PhD, Shinshu University , Japan
Sam Kant, MD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Kianoush Kashani, MD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Nicolas Kozakowski, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Nithya Krishnan, MD, FRCP, University Hospitals Coventry, UK
Abigail Lay, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Darren Lee, MBBS (Hons), PhD, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Australia
Krzysztof Letachowicz, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Guisen Li, PhD, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, China
Yan Li, PhD, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University, China
Jeong-Hoon Lim, MD, PhD, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Christine Liu, MD, Boston University, USA
Erik Lum, MD, David Geffen UCLA, USA
Denise Mafra, PhD, Federal University Fluminense, Brazil
Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh, Dr. med., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Rahul Mainra, MD, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Amali Mallawaarachchi, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Shintaro Mandai, MD, PhD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Amy J McKnight, PhD, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Priti Meena, MD, DNB Nephro, FASN, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Yun Miao, MD, Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China
Roberto Minutolo, Second University of Naples, Italy
Safak Mirioglu, MD, Istanbul University, Turkey
Eikan Mishima, MD, PhD, Tohoku University, Japan
Masayuki Mizui, MD, Osaka University, Japan
Chi Chiu Mok, MD, FRCP, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong SAR
Francesc Moreso, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain
David Mudge, MD, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health and The University of Queensland, Australia
Eman Nagy, MD, Mansoura University, Egypt
Khaled Nashar, MD, Allegheny Health Network, USA
Ramón Paniagua, MD, PhD, Unidad de Investigación Médica en Enfermedades Nefrológicas, Mexico
Ernesto Paoletti, University of Genoa-San Martino Hospital Genoa, Italy
Jung Tak Park, MD, PhD, Yonsei University, South Korea
Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Nikoleta Printza, Aristotle University, Greece
PS Priyamvada, Dr. med., DM (Nephrology),  Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India
Frederic Rahbari-Oskoui, MD, Emory University, USA
Indu Ramachandra Rao, MD, Kasturba Medical College, India
Kevin Regner, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Giuseppe Regolisti, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma and Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Werner Ribitsch, Dr. med., Medical University of Graz, Austria
Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Xiong-Zhong Ruan, PhD, University College London, UK
Shaifali Sandal, MD, McGill University, Canada
Domenico Santoro, MD, University of Messina, Italy
Takaya Sasaki, MD, PhD, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Anjali Satoskar, The Ohio State University, USA
John Sayer, MB ChB Ph.D., Newcastle University, UK
Donal Sexton, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Silvi Shah, University of Cincinnati, USA
Sheyan Shirazian, MD, Columbia University, USA
Manish D Sinha, Evelina London Children's Hospital, UK
Dimitrie Siriopol, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Edward Smith, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
Andrew Smyth, PhD, HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway, Ireland
Nattachai Srisawat, MD, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Austin Stack, University College Limerick, Ireland
Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Ernest Sumaili, PhD, University of Kinshasa, Congo
Kalathil Sureshkumar, MD, FRCP, FASN, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, USA
Paweena Susantitaphong, MD, PhD, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Shigeru Tanaka, MD, PhD, Kyushu University, Japan
Ekamol Tantisattamo, University of California Irvine, USA
Charat Thongprayoon, MD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Massimo Torreggiani, MD, PhD, ICS Maugeri, Italy
Kriang Tungsanga, MD, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand
Kiyotaka Uchiyama, MD, PhD, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan
Anthony Valeri, MD, Columbia University, USA
Peter Van-Buren, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Amanda Vinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., Dalhousie University, Canada
Ashish Verma, MBSS, Boston University, USA
Liesbeth Viaene, AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Belgium
Amanda Ying Wang, MD, PhD, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Yanggang Yuan, M.D., PhD., The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
Xianding Wang, MD & PhD, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Zijie Wang, Ph.D., The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
Jinwei Wang, PhD, Peking University First Hospital, China
Thorsten Wiech, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute of Pathology, Germany
Renske Wiersema, MD, PhD, Haaglanden Medical Center, Netherlands
Eranga Wijewickrama, PhD, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Leslie Wong, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Kevin Woollard, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Alexander Woywodt, Dr. med., Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust / Univ. of Manchester, UK
Henry H.L. Wu, MBChB, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney, Australia
Cheng Xue, MD, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, China
Masahiko Yazawa, MD, PhD, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan
Hongjian Ye, MD, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yet-sen University, China
Yihui Zhai, MD, Children's Hospital of Fudan University, China
Anselm Zdebik, University College London, UK
Fude Zhou, MD, Peking University First Hospital, China
Lan Zhu, PhD, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Editorial Advisors
Michelle Estrella, University of California, San Francisco USA
Ken Farrington, Lister Hospital, UK
Kevin Harris, University of Leicester, UK
Bruce Hendry, King's College, London,
David Jayne, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
Amir Kazory, University of Florida, UK
Benjamin Laskin, University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Webb, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Blog Editors
Daphne Knicely, University of Virginia, USA
Sumeska Thavarajah, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.907
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.697

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 22
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 158

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