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Hayley's background is in veterinary science and she obtained her PhD in veterinary dermatology from the University of Cardiff, UK before joining BioMed Central in 2009. Hayley is a Senior Editor for the BMC Series and the Editor of BMC Nephrology. Following her time working in the veterinary and medical field, Hayley was eager to help improve the quality of reporting in animal research and supports initiatives that promote transparency, integrity and reproducibility of biomedical research. She is also the President of the International Association of Veterinary Editors. Hayley is involved in running author and referee workshops to help encourage and support young researchers, and she also contributes to the BMC Series blog.
Catherine Rice completed a PhD in microbial genetics before spending much of her time working in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics. Kate has been working in the editorial department of the BMC Series for several years. She is currently acting as Locum Editor for BMC Nephrology.
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Annual Journal Metrics
81 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
191 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication
2.388 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.879 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.074 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.847 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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