BMC Veterinary Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. 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 with expertise in all of our journal sections.
BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health.
The journal and our editors 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 the veterinary community-agreed standards.
Who are you looking for?
We are interested in candidates who:
- are committed to open access publishing, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.
- will adhere to our strong values of improving transparency, integrity, and reproducibility of animal and veterinary research
- have a minimum of 15 publications in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals.
- are frequently listed as a corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.
Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Veterinary Research must also:
- be supportive of the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing BMC Veterinary Research 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 Veterinary Research should be willing to handle a minimum of two manuscripts per month through peer review across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area
- We also encourage all of our Editorial Board Members 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. The EBM will report to the Editor of the journal
More details about the responsibilities of our editorial board members and FAQs can be found here.