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We are expanding our Editorial Board

Owing to the continued growth of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, we are now recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international Editorial Board.

We encourage applications from researchers with a background in all subject areas, and particularly welcome expertise in the following fields : 

  • Cardiovascular development and disease
  • Organoids and iPSC-disease modelling
  • Tissue engineering and cardiac regeneration
  • Immunity and inflammation
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular risk
  • Rare heart diseases
  • Neonatal Cardiology
  • Medical imaging
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Surgery
  • Systems Cardiovascular Biology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Computational modelling 
  • Digital Technologies

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders scope and ethos

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the heart and circulatory system, as well as related molecular and cell biology, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and controlled trials.

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 languagepeer-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 Member for BMC Cardiovascular Disorders also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent BMC Cardiovascular Disorders within the scientific community.
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts they are responsible for 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 recommending 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 Cardiovascular Disorders should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year across a range of topics within their broad field of expertise.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Associate Editor 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 Cardiovascular Disorders 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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Some testimonies from our Editorial Board Members on what their role means to them

“I am honoured to have been asked to take up this role. It has been a great opportunity for me to oversee the review process and publication of some great scientific work and witness how a manuscript could benefit and transform through constructive reviewing and editorial feedback”. Dr Stavroula Kanoni, Lecturer in Nutrigenetics and Cardiovascular Health in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & the London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London, UK

“I believe that this is a great opportunity to keep abreast of ongoing research in my areas of expertise in my role as Editorial Board Member for BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. I am fond of the criterion for publishing the scientific article in this journal based on technical soundness and scientific validity, as this offers a broad perspective on ongoing cardiovascular research with access to a variety of scientific publications. In particular, I am impressed by the quality and rigor of the research studies published in this esteemed journal”. Dr Gaurav Sharma, early-career biomedical researcher at the Advanced Imaging Research Centre, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, USA

“Over time many Reviewers and Editors have contributed with their energy and time to improve the quality of my work as an author. Having the honour to be in the Editorial Board of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders means to give back to the scientific community and to contribute to the growth and improvement of my peers' work”. Dr Claudio Montalto, Cardiology resident at the University of Pavia, Italy and an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust, UK

“I am honoured to be privileged to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the prestigious journal of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. I am zealous in promoting BMC Cardiovascular Disorders and intend to cultivate the journal among my main commitments. Furthermore, I feel committed to keeping myself updated in the relevant competencies as an Editor and remaining open to constructive feedback”. Prof Elaheh Malakan Rad, Professor of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology at Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be an Editorial Board Member, to help the research community and to learn from them”. Dr Christiana Kartsonaki, senior statistician at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, UK

“It is an honour to be part of the Editorial Board of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders as I actively participate to the growth and the dissemination of the Journal. It is a great opportunity to read lots of papers and increase my knowledge on different topics in the field of cardiovascular research. Also, being an Editorial Board Member gives you the chance to observe the plethora of bad medical science studies conducted in a non-scientific way. In general, this position represents an excellent incentive to remain updated, improve clinical and research practice, and also help other researchers in the same activities”. Dr Aldo Bonaventura, Division of Internal Medicine at the Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi in Varese, Italy

"It is an honour to be the “judge” of an outstanding journal, to objectively evaluate the potential value of each research, especially for those novel discoveries with controversy that may hardly be accepted. It means to be exposed to the latest research in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine. Also, it means establishing good global relations with other Editorial Board Members, and distinguished colleagues in the field of cardiovascular medicine”. Prof Guo-wei Tu, Chief Physician and Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

“It has been a great honour to serve as an editorial board member of BMC Cardiovascular disorders. With my particular academic interest in complex coronary interventions, my role as an Editorial Board Member helps me gain access to the newest research in the field. With the aid of excellent reviewers, it allows me to systematically appraise the soundness of research and the appropriateness of conclusions in relation to the data presented. Having that role has been an honour and a responsibility that I work hard to be up for”. Dr Michael Megaly, Interventional Cardiology Fellow and Clinical Instructor Faculty at Banner University Medical Center and UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, USA

“The position allows me to be appropriately informed about the research ideas and inspirations that delight the colleagues' minds. This is a unique chance to explore the research practice globally and adjust my understanding of routine clinical practice and science. I can potentially contribute to improving the research quality and sharing the best existing achievements assisting the authors with the best scientific accomplishments”. Dr John Alexander Kharlamov, De Haar Research Task Force, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Tallinn, Estonia

“It is an honour and privilege to contribute to BMC Cardiovascular Disorders as an EBM. As an early-career investigator, this role helped me understand every segment of the scientific research work from the bench side up to the peer-reviewed publication. It is a challenging job considering my full-time job in academics. But I enjoy it because it keeps me updated with the recent and interesting advances and discoveries in the field. It helps me determine the groups and people working in a specific area. Nevertheless, it helps me to understand different perspectives, generate new ideas and eventually become an expert in my field. As such, I rigorously evaluate articles submitted to BMC Cardiovascular Disorders and thus commit to improving the quality of research studies published in this esteemed journal”. Dr Gourav Bhardwaj, senior research investigator, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA

“It is a very challenging task, requiring quality time and appropriate use of your knowledge”. Prof Stafano Omboni, Director of the Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Italy and Professor of Cardiology at the First Moscow State Medical University Department of Cardiology, Russia

“It means a lot! Firstly, it is a progress of self-learning and self-improvement. Secondly, it helps to enhance my academic influence. Lastly, my social network will be extended to peer experts around the world who share the same research interests”. Dr Chengming Fan, Surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular surgery, at the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.807 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.601 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    41 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    146 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,378 Altmetric mentions 

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