BMC Psychiatry is recruiting new Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. As BMC Psychiatry's visibility increases, we must also 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.
- Causes, treatment and prevention of suicide
- Child, adolescent and developmental psychiatry
- Eating disorders
- Forensic psychiatry
- Geriatric psychiatry and cognitive disorders
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders and disorders of adult behavior
- Psychiatric molecular genetics
- Psychotic disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care
- Stress and anxiety
- Substance-related disorders, addiction and impulse control
BMC Psychiatry scope and ethos
BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
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.
BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.
We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.
Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of fifteen research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-review journals.
They should be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.
Suitable Associate Editors for BMC Psychiatry can be described as someone who:
Supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent BMC Psychiatry within the scientific community.
Provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that the manuscripts for which they are responsible fulfill the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.
Role and responsibilities
The Associate Editor is 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 the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.
An Associate Editor for BMC Psychiatry should be engaged and willing to handle approximately two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.
Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Associate Editor will report to the Editor and Section Editor.
If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Psychiatry, and you meet the criteria above, please click here to apply now and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.