BMC Public Health is recruiting Editorial Board Members. As the growth of the journal continues, we must also ensure that it is able to cope with 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 a range of subject areas, broadly covered by the below:
- Biostatistics and methods
- Chronic disease epidemiology
- Dental public health
- Digital health
- Disaster and emergency preparedness and response
- Education and training in public health
- Environmental health
- Global health and human rights
- Health behavior and health promotion
- Health communication
- Health economics and outcomes research
- Health policies, systems and management
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Injury and violence prevention
- Maternal and child health
- Mental health
- Nutritional health and epidemiology
- Occupational health
- Physical activity and health
- Public health informatics
- Social determinants of health
BMC Public Health scope and ethos
BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.
The journal does 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 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 Public Health also must:
- support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Public Health within the scientific community;
- provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure 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 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 recommends 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 Public Health 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.
More information on Editorial Board Responsibilities can be found here.