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Become an Editorial Board Member

BMC Psychiatry is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Psychiatry's visibility increases, we must also ensure that the journal is able to cope with these increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards.  Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

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

  • Causes, treatment and prevention of suicide
  • Child, adolescent and developmental psychiatry
  • Eating disorders
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry and cognitive disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders and disorders of adult behavior
  • Psychiatric molecular genetics
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance-related disorders, addiction and impulse control

BMC Psychiatry scope and ethos

BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric 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.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Criteria

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

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as 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 Editorial Board Members for BMC Psychiatry also must:

  • supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Psychiatry within the scientific community;
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that the manuscripts for which they are responsible fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Editorial Board Member 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 the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.   

An Editorial Board Member for BMC Psychiatry should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Editorial Board Member will report to the Editor of the journal.

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for BMC Psychiatry and you meet the criteria above, please click here to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Annual Journal Metrics

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

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