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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is growing, we must 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 one of the disciplines below.

  • Biomedical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Fetal medicine
  • Labor, birth, and postpartum health
  • Maternal health and pregnancy
  • Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pregnancy and childbirth in low and middle income countries
  • Trends in pregnancy and childbirth

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth scope and ethos

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

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.

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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 Pregnancy and Childbirth also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be a committed advocate who will represent BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth within the scientific community;
  • provides 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 primary responsibility of our Editorial Board Members is to manage the peer review process. Editorial Board Members are responsible for the scientific quality of the manuscripts that they handle. They adhere to the ethos, editorial standards, policies and scope of the Journal and ensure that manuscripts are handled efficiently and appropriately. 

An Editorial Board Member for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 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.

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 Pregnancy and Childbirth 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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.276
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.057

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 19
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 172

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 7,992,184
    Altmetric mentions: 5,872

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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