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BMC Chemistry is recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our board. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we are expanding 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 working in the broad field of chemistry and associated research disciplines. 

BMC Chemistry, is an open access, peer reviewed journal and our content covers:

  • Organic, inorganic and physical chemistry 
  • Medicinal and analytical contributions
  • Chemistry in the fields of environment and energy, materials and macromolecules, agriculture and food, and green and sustainable processes
  • Evaluations of fundamental concepts, highlights of new developments, and applications of chemical science in a broad range of research areas and industries

Our 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.

Who are you looking for? 

  • We are interested in researchers who are committed to open access publishing, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 15 publications published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals.
  • They should be frequently listed as a corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Chemistry must also:

  • Be supportive the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing BMC Chemistry within the scientific community.
  • Provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfill the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

What does being an Editorial Board Member (EBM) involve? 

  • EBMs are primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the journal’s requirements and recommending decisions on the basis of peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies.
  • EBMs for BMC Chemistry should be willing to handle a minimum of 12 manuscripts per year through peer review across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.
  • We also encourage all of our EBMs to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.
  • Our EBMs will be provided with access to training materials, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. EBMs will report to the Editor of the journal. 

More details about the responsibilities of our editorial board members and FAQs can be found here

Interested in applying? 

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

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