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BMC Palliative Care is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As the growth of the journal continues, we must also ensure that it is able to cope with increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards. Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

We are seeking applications from researchers with a background in either of these subject areas:

  • Palliative cancer care
  • Advanced care planning
  • Ethics, organization and palliative care policies
  • Knowledge, education and training
  • Nursing or family carers in a palliative care setting
  • Clinical trial design for palliative care research

BMC Palliative Care scope and ethos

BMC Palliative Care is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of cancer research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.  

The 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.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Who are we looking for?

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 Palliative Care also must:

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

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. 

Benefits - what is in it for you?

Please find further information on responsibilities and benefits for Editorial Board Member at the BMC Series here

Apply now!

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

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Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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

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