Melissa Norton MD appointed Editor-in-Chief of BMC series


BioMed Central is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Norton MD as Editor-in-Chief of the BMC series of open access journals.

Melissa has been with BioMed Central since late 2005, serving as Medical Editor of the BMC series. In the newly-created role of Editor-in-Chief, Melissa’s responsibilities encompass all aspects of developing and running the BMC-series to ensure it delivers the highest editorial standards and the best possible service to authors and readers.
Having graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in genetics and developmental and cell biology, Melissa then completed her medical training at Washington University School of Medicine, before practicing from 2002-2005 at St Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Melissa’s combination of clinical and research experience along with her editorial skills made her a natural choice for the role of Editor-in-Chief of the BMC series, which continues to enhance its reputation and impact under her leadership.

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t.l. brown

Great going BioMed in choosing Dr. Norton as your new editor-in-chief! We need more research-informed clinicians (and clinically-informed researchers) in the publication industry to complement medicine’s move toward translational research.

T.L. Brown
Executive Director
Children’s Heart Foundation

godfrey martin mubyazi


Well thought hardwork and commitment pay, and there is no doubt from my view that Dr Melissa qualifies for the appointment she got. That is of expected from her and her editorial team that BMC will continue flying in the sky with very useful papers for public health development in the world. Cheers!

Godfrey M. Mubyazi
PhD (Health Econ & Policy) Cand.
Institute of International Health, Immunology & Parasitology, Copenhagen University, Denmark

godfrey martin mubyazi


That is to congratulate her and every one who has been using BMC services for the new Editor In Chief. This is also to appreciate the role played by the going out Editor In Chief whose work was also invaluable. Let us wish both of them in their career and personal development.

Godfrey M. Mubyazi
Tanzanian, PhD Student
University of Copenhagen
Institute of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology (sorry not & Parasitology as stated in the previous comment)

onyebuchi a. arah

Excellent choice, BMC. Congratulations, Dr Norton. As an ardent BMC author, I have enjoyed working with Melissa in her capacity as medical editor. She is a natural choice for the BMC series editorial leadership. Her resourcefulness, creativity, and dynamism will help keep BMC on the cutting edge of medical publishing. I look forward to supporting her and her team.

All the best, Dr. Norton.

Onyebuchi A. Arah, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
UCLA School of Public Health

christos lionis

Great news and congratulations to Dr. Melissa Norton who deserved such responsibility. I am certain that she will inaugurate a new period for BMC series.

Christos Lionis,
Associate Professor and Head
Clinic of Social and Family Medicine
School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece &
RRH European Section Editor