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Become an Associate Editor

BMC Plant Biology is recruiting new Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand 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 with expertise in all aspects of plant biology including forest and soil science. 

BMC Plant Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of plant science. 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.

Criteria

We are looking for individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in international, peer-reviewed journals with at least a few articles as a corresponding author.

We hope to work with the Associate Editors for BMC Plant Biology to:

  • Support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Plant Biology within the scientific community.
  • Provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts 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 recommends 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 Plant Biology should ideally be willing to handle a manuscripts across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

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 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 Plant Biology, and you meet the criteria above, please click here to apply now and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Plant Biology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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