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Become an Associate Editor

BMC Medical Genetics is recruiting new Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. With an increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We encourage applications from researchers with expertise in the genetics of the following conditions:

  • Dermatological diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Rheumatic disorders 
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Gastrointestinal diseases 
  • Renal diseases 
  • Blood disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Ciliopathies
  • Hearing loss
  • Aging


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

Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of twenty (20) 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 Associate Editors for BMC Medical Genetics must:

  • Support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Medical Genetics 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 Associate Editor 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 Associate Editor for BMC Medical Genetics should be willing to handle a minimum of 12 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.

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Genetics, please click here to submit your application.