BMC Nutrition is recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join the Editorial Board. Since launching in 2015, the journal has experienced increasing visibility amongst the nutritional sciences research community. We are therefore 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 nutritional sciences.
BMC Nutrition scope and ethos
BMC Nutrition is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of nutritional sciences, including:
- Public health nutrition and global interventions
- Nutritional epidemiology
- The biological underpinnings of nutrition in the body
- Clinical nutrition
- Health and nutrition throughout the lifecourse
- Dietary supplementation for improvement in health and performance
- Developments in nutritional research tools and novel technologies
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.
We are interested in hearing from researchers working in the nutritional sciences 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 a 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 Nutrition must also:
- support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing the journal 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.
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 Nutrition should be willing to handle a minimum of twelve (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. 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.