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BMC Nephrology is recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) to join our experienced Editorial Board. With the expansion of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with submissions on a broad range of topics whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all areas of nephrology, including:

  • Cell biology and transport physiology
  • Clinical research
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Epidemiology and health outcomes
  • Nephrogenetics and genomics
  • Geriatric and palliative nephrology
  • Health services and policy
  • Hypertension, hemodynamics and vascular regulation
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Pre-dialysis care and dialysis
  • Immunology and pathology
  • 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. 

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.


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

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) publications in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as a 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 EBMs for BMC Nephrology must also:

  • adhere to our strong values of improving transparency, integrity and reproducibility of animal research;
  • 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 fulfil 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 a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year 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 an Editorial Board Member for BMC Nephrology and you meet the criteria above, please click on the button below to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.064 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.746 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    28 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    158 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    3,742 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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