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Become an Editorial Board Member

BMC Psychology is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. As BMC Psychology'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.


BMC Psychology scope and ethos

BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.

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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Criteria

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

Our Editorial Board Members 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 Editorial Board Members for BMC Psychology 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 Psychology 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 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 Psychology should be engaged and willing to handle approximately two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.

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

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Members for BMC Psychology, and you meet the criteria above, please click here to apply now and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.