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Become an Editorial Board Member

BMC Zoology is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. With an increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all aspects of zoology, including:

  • Biotic interactions (parasitism, symbiosis and immunity)
  • Cognition, sensory biology, signaling and communication
  • Comparaptive physiology and morphology
  • Conservation and wildlife monitoring
  • Life history
  • Sociobiology, parental and sexual behavior
  • Systematics and biogeography

BMC Zoology scope and ethos

BMC Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of zoology, including comparative physiology, mechanistic and functional studies, morphology, life history, animal behavior, signaling and communication, cognition, parasitism, systematics, biogeography and conservation.

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.

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 twenty (20) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-review 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 Zoology must also:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Ophthalmology 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.

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 Zoology should be willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

Apply now!

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.769 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.350 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    0.882 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.510 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    63 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    98 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    80,735 downloads (2021)
    151 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Zoology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.