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Editor Profiles

Lisa Heinke, Associate Editor

New Content ItemLisa’s scientific background is in developmental genetics and cell biology. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Molecular Biology at the Universities of Mainz and Potsdam, Germany, respectively, where she focused on plant biochemistry and genetics. She then relocated to the UK to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD explored Wnt signalling and developmental genetics in Drosophila and human (cancer) cell lines.
After continuing her PhD work in a short Post-Doc, Lisa joined the BMC Series as an Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology, and BMC Biomedical Engineering in 2021. She has a keen interest in promoting open access policies as well as science communication.

Kate Gaines, Assistant Editor

New Content ItemKate joined the BMC Series as an Assistant Editor in 2019 and has been the Assistant Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since April 2020. She is excited to help grow the journal’s profile.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    82 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    60 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    200 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.413 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.717 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.949 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.759 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Usage 
    1,037,923 Downloads
    1,270 Altmetric Mentions