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Expanding the Associate Editor team

BMC Nephrology has expanded its scope to cover more renal related research disciplines.  As part of our expansion, we are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board.

We encourage applications from researchers with a background in one of the disciplines below.

  • Cell Biology and Transport Physiology
  • General Clinical Research
  • Genetics
  • Guidelines and Policy
  • Hypertension, Hemodynamics and Vascular Regulation
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Mineral Metabolism and Bone Disease
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pre-dialysis care and dialysis
  • Renal transplantation

BMC Nephrology scope and ethos

BMC Nephrology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of kidney and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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.

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We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of fifteen research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-review journals.

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

Suitable Associated Editors for BMC Nephrology 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 Nephrology within the scientific community.
  • Provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that manuscripts they are responsible for fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Associate Editor 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 Associate Editor for BMC Nephrology should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Associate Editor will report to the Editor and Section Editor.  


Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Nephrology, please send your full academic CV and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to  We look forward to hearing from you.