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Join the Editorial Board

BMC Methods is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. We welcome applications from researchers with a keen interest in open science and improving the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research. We are looking for people with a research background in the natural sciences; including biology, chemistry, physics, computational and biomedical science.

BMC Methods scope and ethos

BMC Methods is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on publishing lab protocols and methodology papers in the natural sciences; including biology, chemistry, physics, computational and biomedical sciences.  The journal serves as a platform for researchers to disseminate experimental procedures, novel techniques, and innovative methodologies, promoting reproducibility, transparency, and the advancement of scientific methods. 

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.


We are seeking researchers 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 Methods also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Methods 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 Methods should be willing to handle a minimum of 12 manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area, bearing in mind that meeting this target may depend on the journal's receipt of a sufficient number of submissions.

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

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 Methods 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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