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BMC Health Services Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we are expanding our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome Editorial Board Member applications from international Health Services Researchers. 

BMC Health Services Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers all aspects of health services research, including:

  • Designing and implementing health system reform
  • eHealth, mHealth and informatics 
  • Health policy, politics and power 
  • Health system quality and safety
  • Healthcare delivery and access to healthcare 
  • Healthcare financing and economics
  • Healthcare governance & management 
  • The health workforce

The journal does 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.

Who are you looking for? 

We are interested in hearing from Health Services Researchers who: 

  • are committed to open access publishing, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing;
  • have a minimum of 15 publications published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals;
  • are frequently listed as a corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Health Services Research must also:

  • be supportive of the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing BMC Health Services Research 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.

We are particularly seeking Editorial Board Members with a research background in the following fields: 

Acute care and intensive careCancer health services researcheHealth, mHealth, and telehealthGeriatric healthcareGovernanceHealthcare disparities and discriminationHuman resources for healthImplementation scienceInfectious disease care (particularly HIV, neglected tropical diseases, and respiratory viruses)Musculoskeletal disorder servicesMaternal and child health servicesPerformance and productivity of health servicesServices for substance use disordersSexual health services and family planning

What does being an Editorial Board Member (EBM) involve? 

  • EBMs are 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 peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies.
  • EBMs for BMC Health Services Research should be willing to handle a minimum of two manuscripts per month through peer review across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.
  • We also encourage all of our Editorial Board Members to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.
  • Our EBMs will be provided with access to training materials, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The EBM will report to the Editor of the journal.

More details about the responsibilities of our editorial board members and FAQs can be found here

Interested in applying?

Click Apply now to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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