We are delighted to announce that BMC Women’s Health has officially moved to a peer review process where manuscripts are handled by a group of distinguished Section Editors with the help of Associate Editors. We expect this to substantially reduce our processing times, and lead to improved decision making and reviewer selection.
We have a fantastic group of Section Editors who bring a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the table. The sections and section heads are as follows:
• Women’s mental and emotional health – Jane Fisher
This section considers studies regarding all aspects of women’s mental and emotional health, including body image, depression, anxiety, and all other aspects of mental and emotional wellbeing in women.
• Women’s public health issues – Bev Leipert
This section considers studies regarding issues women face in the developed and the developing world, including violence, conflict, poverty, discrimination, and other social, psychological, and biological factors.
• Women’s health behaviours and health promotion – Riitta Luoto and Lorraine Greaves
This section considers studies regarding all aspects of women’s health behaviors, including fitness, exercise, nutrition, osteoporosis, smoking, disease prevention, and other related aspects.
• Gynecology, gynecological disease, and reproductive health – Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj and Zephne van der Spuy
This section considers studies regarding all aspects of gynecology and reproductive health, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, fertility, contraception, abortion, menarche, menstruation, and menopause.
• Breast cancer and breast health – Marc Schwartz and Tish Knobf
This section considers studies regarding all aspects of breast health, including mammography, breast cancer, and other related aspects.
BMC Women’s Health considers a broad range of manuscripts for publication, including articles on all aspects of the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health of women in developed and developing nations, including, but not limited to, public health issues, violence, discrimination, fitness, family planning, gynecology, breast health, nutrition, and osteoporosis.
As with all of the BMC-series journals, it is BMC Women’s Health journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming our new board members to the journal. We’re excited to see what the upcoming year holds for BMC Women’s Health!
If you have any questions about the journal or would like to speak to someone about a potential submission to BMC Women’s Health, please contact the Executive Editor Emily Crow directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.