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Samuel Brod, Senior Editor

Samuel Brod resizedPrior to joining the BMC series Samuel was an Associate Editor at Scientific Reports, where he helped drive better practice in data presentation at the journal, and worked to improve systematic review and meta-analysis reporting. Before that, he was a Science Manager at the NC3Rs, working to improve the quality and reproducibility of in-vivo research. He holds an MSc in Science Communication from the University of West England and a PhD in inflammatory immunology from Queen Mary University of London. Samuel is a strong advocate for open science and better inter-disciplinary engagement across all research fields.

Maria Hodges, Executive Editor

Maria Hodge resizedDr Maria Hodges manages a team of in-house editors on the BMC Series journals, including the editors for BMC Cancer, BMC Genomics and BMC Plant Biology. She joined the BMC Series in July 2018. Previously, Maria was the Scientific Publications Manager for Cancer Research UK, managing the British Journal of Cancer. Before this, Maria was Acting Editor for Genome Medicine and an Editor for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Maria has a PhD in biochemistry from Cancer Research UK. 

Senior Editorial Board Members

Professor Vassya Bankova

Image of Prof Vassya Bankova, BMC Chemistry Senior Board MemberVassya Bankova graduated the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia as a chemical engineer majoring in Organic Synthesis. Her career developed at the Institute of Organic Chemistry with Center of Phytochemistry (IOCCP), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. PhD and DSc theses in Chemistry of Natural Products. At present full professor at IOCCP. Research interests: new biologically active compounds from medicinal plants, bee products, development of modern methods for analysis of complex extracts of natural products, H-index 47. She is a corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and a member of Academia Europaea. 

Professor Abdulilah Ece

Abdulilah Ece picDr. Ece is an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Hacettepe University. He earned his Ph.D. from the same institution where he focused on computer-aided drug design studies. Dr. Ece has a broad background in organic, computational and medicinal Chemistry, with specific training and expertise in computer-aided drug design tools. He moved to Biruni University, İstanbul in 2014 where he built his research group (Ece Research) and established an early to mid-stage in silico drug discovery laboratory, computer-aided drug design center, encompassing both ligand and structure-based design. Supported by the leading software companies in the field and in collaboration with national/international researchers, Ece Research uses effective and specialized computational tools to address a particular problem or to enlighten an experimental finding in medicinal, organic or pharmaceutical chemistry. Dr. Ece received two successive awards from Trinity College Dublin in 2017 and 2018. He organizes symposiums and hands-on training courses on Computer-Aided Drug Design. Before being appointed as a senior editorial board member, Dr. Ece served as associate editor for BMC Chemistry.

Professor Livia Simon Sarkadi

Livia Simon Sarkadi is professor at the Image of Prof Livia Simon Sarkadi, BMC Chemistry Senior Board MemberDepartment of Nutrition, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary since 2012. She graduated as a Chemical Engineer at the Technical University of Budapest (BUTE), and began her career at the BUTE. She received an Dr Univ. degree in Biochemistry (1986), a CSc degree in Food Chemistry (1991), a Dr habil. (1999), and a DSc degree in Chemical Science (2010). Her research focuses on study of food quality and food safety with particular emphasis on amino acids, and biogenic amines. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she is the President of the Hungarian Chemical Society (2011-); Chair of the Food Science Committee of HAS (2019-); She has served as Chair of the Food Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Societies (EuChemS) between 2009-2014, and as a Member of the EuChemS Executive Board (2014-2021). She received the IUPAC 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Awards.

Professor Rui Yang

Image of Prof Rui Yang, BMC Chemistry Senior Board MemberDr. Rui Yang received her Ph.D. in polymer materials at Tsinghua University in 2005. She has worked in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University since 1996 and became a professor of polymer materials in 2021. Her research interests include: 1) Aging behavior, mechanism and stability evaluation of polymer materials and lifetime prediction; 2) phase change material (PCM) and composites for thermal energy storage and 3) Structure-property relationship of polymer materials. She has published two textbooks - Analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization (CRC Press) and Advanced Instrumental Analysis of Polymers (Tsinghua University Press). She is the Board member of Youth Council, China Society of Materials Research, the Board member of Materials Division, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, and the Secretary-general of the Professional Committee on Polymer Materials.

Professor Peng Zhan

Image of Prof Peng Zhan, BMC Chemistry Senior Board MemberPeng Zhan is a full professor in the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Shandong University. His research interests involve the discovery of novel anti-viral (HIV, HBV, influenza, coronavirus, etc.), anti-gout, and anti-cancer agents based on rational drug design and combinatorial chemistry approaches.


Professor Vania Zuin Zeidler 

Image of Prof Vania Zuin, BMC Chemistry Senior Board MemberVania Zuin Zeidler is a professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) and visiting professor at the University of York (UK) and Leuphana University (Lüneburg, Germany). Her background is Green and Sustainable Analytical Chemistry, and Green and Sustainable Chemistry Education. Recent distinctions include the 52o and 57o Brazilian Literary Jabuti Awards, the title of Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York (UK) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), President of the Brazilian Humboldt alumni Association, the IUPAC CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Atmospheric and Green Chemistry and the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability in Universities, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI). 


Senior Editor
Samuel Brod, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Editorial Quality Editors
Sarah Gray, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, UK
Marym Mohammad Hadi, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Vassya Bankova, Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Abdulilah Ece, PhD, Biruni University, Türkiye
Avishek Paul, PhD, University of Glasgow, UK
Livia Simon Sarkadi,Dr habil., DSc, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hungary 
Alison Willows, PhD, University of Brighton, UK
Rui Yang, PhD, Tsinghua University, China
Peng Zhan, PhD, Shandong University, China
Vania Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Editorial Board Members
Mohamed Jawed Ahsan, PhD, Maharishi Arvind College of Pharmacy, India
Mehran Alavi, PhD, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Chunjiang An, PhD, Concordia University, Canada
Murali Banavoth, PhD, University of Hyderabad, India
James Barker, PhD, Kingston University, UK
Emilio Benfenati, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche, Italy
Asim Bhaumik, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
Łukasz Binkowski, PhD, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
Edy Brito, Embrapa Tropical Agroindustry, Brazil
Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Domenica Capasso, PhD, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Rosaria Ciriminna, MD, CNR-ISMN, Italy
Esmail Doustkhah, Koç University Tüpraş Energy Center (KUTEM), Turkey
Marwa El-Hussieny, National Research Centre, Egypt
Marcelo Enrique Conti, PhD, University of Rome, Italy
Abbas Farmany, PhD, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton, UK
Francisco Cristóbal García Cirujano, University of Valencia, Spain
Jahan Bakhsh Ghasemi, PhD, University of Tehran, Iran
Mohd. Zaheen Hassan, PhD, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Tony James, PhD, University of Bath, UK
Massoud Kaykhaii, PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia
Vinayak Khodade, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Joshua Kibet, Dr. phil., Egerton University, Kenya
Jeongho Kim, PhD, Inha University, Korea
Dan Li, PhD, Shanghai Institute of Technology, China
Jianhua Liu, PhD,  Jilin University, China
Xinyong Liu, PhD, Shandong University, China
Chongning Lv, PhD, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China
Fotouh Mansour, PhD, Tanta University, Egypt
Carlo Matera, PhD, University of Milan, Italy
Jun Mei, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Kevin McAdam, PhD, McAdam Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom
Desai Nisheeth, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, India
Van-Huy Nguyen, Lac Hong University, Vietnam
Akeem Adeyemi Oladipo, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Matthew Palframan, PhD, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Georgios Pampalakis, PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Srinath Pashikanti, M.S. Ph.D., Idaho State University, USA
Milena Popova, PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Xuhong Qian, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Azza Rageh, PhD, Assiut University, Egypt
Thilagavathi Ramasamy, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, India
Supradip Saha, PhD, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
Essa M. Saied, MD, Dr. rer. nat., Suey Canal University, Egypt
Rahman Shah Zaib Saleem, PhD, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Mathias Senge, Dr. rer. nat., Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Alfa Sharma, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Indore, India
Svetlana Simova, Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Renjith Thomas, PhD, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Tung Thanh Tung, PhD, Pharm.D., PHENIKAA University, Vietnam
Vinod Vashistha, PhD, GLA University, Mathura, India
Patricia Vazquez, La Plata National University, Argentina
Manos Vlasiou, PhD, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Jian Wu, PhD, Guizhou University, China
Jianxi Xiao, PhD, Lanzhou University, China
Minghao Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Balal Yousaf, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Ru-Jia Yu, Nanjing University, China
Liangxiao Zhang, Dr. rer. nat., Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Tao Zhang, PhD, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Haotian Zheng, PhD, North Carolina State University, USA
Teng Zhou, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany

Editorial Advisors
Michael Birkett, Rothamsted Research, UK
Richard Brereton, University of Bristol, UK
Michael J. Bucknum, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina
Willem De Grip, Leiden University, Netherlands
Jonathan Essex, University of Southampton, UK
Yang Gan, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jonathan Goodman, University of Cambridge, UK
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Jonathan Hirst, University of Nottingham, UK
Keith Hutchenson, DuPont, USA
Mehmet Karakus, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Sang Ouk Kim Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Todd Marder, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany
Yvonne Martin, Martin Consulting, USA
Charles Mbakaya, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Anthony Meijer, University of Sheffield, UK
Charles Okujeni, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Elizabeth Ostler, University of Brighton, UK
Viktor Safonov, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation 
Edward I. Solomon, Stanford University, USA
Ulla Vogel, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

In memoriam
Jean-Claude Bradley Founding Editor-in-Chief, and pioneer in open data access.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.285 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.607 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    17 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    98 days submission to accept (Median)

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    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor Score - 9

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