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BMC Nephrology is recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) to join our experienced Editorial Board.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all of our journal sections

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. 

The journal and our editors 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.

Who are you looking for? 

We are interested in candidates who: 

  • are committed to open access publishing, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing. 
  • will adhere to our strong values of improving  transparency, integrity and reproducibility of animal and veterinary research 
  • have a minimum of 15 publications in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals.
  • are frequently listed as a corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable EBMs for BMC Nephrology must also:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing BMC Nephrology 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.  

What does being an EBM involve? 

The EBM 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 peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies. 

An EBM for BMC Nephrology should be willing to handle one to two new manuscripts per month and accept/decline invitations promptly.  Further information about manuscript handling responsibilities can be found here

We also encourage all of our EBMs to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

Our EBMs will be provided with access to training materials, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The EBM will report to the Editor of the journal. 

Interested in applying? 

If you are interested in becoming a BMC Nephrology Editorial Board Member, and you meet the above criteria, please complete the application form below, or email your CV and cover letter to bmcserieseditorialboard@biomedcentral.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


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COVID-19 Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time. Thank you.

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