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BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology's visibility increases, we must also ensure that the journal is able to cope with these increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards.  Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

We encourage applications from researchers with a background in all fields of pharmacology and toxicology, particularly within one of the disciplines below:

  • Basic pharmacology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Computational, in silico and modeling studies
  • Drug design, discovery and delivery
  • Toxicology

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology scope and ethos

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of chemically defined therapeutic and toxic agents. The journal welcomes submissions from all fields of experimental and clinical pharmacology including clinical trials and toxicology.

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.

BMC Series - open, inclusive and trusted.

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 fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed 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 Pharmacology and Toxicology also must:

  • supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology within the scientific community;
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that the manuscripts for which they are responsible 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 recommending 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 Pharmacology and Toxicology should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Editorial Board Member will report to the Editor of the journal.

More information on Editorial Board Responsibilities can be found here

Interested in applying?

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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.932 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.603 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    198 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    642,939 downloads
    1,154 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

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