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BMC Cancer is recruiting Editorial Board Members to join ourEditorial Board. As the growth of the journal continues, we must also ensure that it is able to cope with increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards.  Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

We are seeking applications from researchers with a background in these subject areas:

  • Clinical trials, protocol design and cancer 
  • Cancer epidemiology studies
  • Meta-analysis and cancer (any type)
  • Radiation oncology and cancer 
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and cancer
  • Quality of life studies and cancer
  • Gene signature and cancer 
  • Cancer patient-derived xenografts
  • Human papillomavirus and cancer 
  • Sarcoma and non-coding RNAs 
  • Squamous cell carcinoma expertise 
  • Soft tissue sarcoma expertise 
  • Neuroendocrine tumour expertise
  • Glioblastoma expertise
  • Bladder cancer expertise 
  • Gastric cancer expertise
  • Myeloma expertise
  • Testicular germ cell tumor expertise

BMC Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of cancer research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.  

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.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Who are we looking for?

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 (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals. They should be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable Editorial Board Member for BMC Cancer must:

Support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Cancer 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.

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 recommends 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 Cancer should be willing to handle a minimum of 6 manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research. Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. 

Benefits - what is in it for you?

Please find further information on responsibilities and benefits for Editorial Board Member at the BMC Series here

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming a Associate Editor for BMC Cancer applications and you meet the criteria above, please click here to apply now and submit your application online.

If you have any trouble completing this Form, please email your CV to  Please ensure to include 'BMC Cancer' in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    79 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    55 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    170 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    4.430 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.372 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.218 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.358 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    2,117 Altmetric Mentions