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For Editorial Board Members

Welcome to the For Editorial Board Members page. This page provides links to resources that will support you in your role for the journal. We recommend bookmarking these links in your browser for future reference. 

BMC Series Editorial Community Site

For training, guidance and resources


Accessing your Editorial Board Member account in our submission systems

To manage submissions you are handling through peer review


Editorial Responsibilities and FAQs

For information on your responsibilities, expectations and benefits


Springer Nature Code of Conduct for Editors

The code of conduct you have agreed to adhere to when handling manuscripts on behalf of the journal

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Annual Journal Metrics

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

    Citation Impact
    2.209 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.446 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.293 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.877 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Usage 
    1,517,587 Downloads (2021)
    1,270 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