BMC Cancer, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, and BMC Neuroscience have all begun operating under an enhanced editorial structure with the appointment of academic Editors to head up different sections of each journal. We are proud to be working with such esteemed scientists and we look forward to other journals in the BMC series adopting this editorial structure in the near future.
Under the new structure, each journal is categorised into sections, and each section is led by a Section Editor with extensive knowledge of the discipline. The Section Editors work closely with a group of Associate Editors to peer-review manuscripts and with the Editor-in-Chief and BioMed Central’s editorial staff to develop their journals by formulating journal policies and encouraging submissions.
This editorial structure ensures that manuscripts are handled by members of the scientific community with expert knowledge of the field, helping to speed up review times and reduce the need for re-review. This continues the BMC series’ mission to provide the most rapid and reliable service to our authors.