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Editorial Board

Senior Editor

Anastasia Widyadari, PhD, Springer Nature, UK
New Content ItemAnastasia joined BMC in May 2022. She holds a PhD in Medicine from University of Leeds where she studied the role of DOCK4 in glioblastoma, and the pathological effects of radiotherapy on the vasculature of recurrent glioblastoma. Previously, she earned her BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Brighton. In 2016, Anastasia worked at the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology in Jakarta, Indonesia, studying the genetics of obesity. She is committed to championing open access and reproducible research in science. 
Anastasia is based in the London office and is the editor of BMC Medical Ethics, BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, and BMC Proceedings.

John Noel Viana, PhD, The Australian National University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Primus Chi, PhD, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

Assistant Editors
Anuj Kankariya, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Ashif Mujawar, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, MTech, BTech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Editorial Board Members
Ghiath Alahmad, MD, PhD, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
Gabriel Andrade, PhD, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Marieke Bak, PhD, Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Matthias Braun, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany
Claudia Bozzaro, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Adam La Caze, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Laura Leondina Campanozzi, PhD, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Steven S Coughlin, PhD, Augusta University, USA
Nathan Emmerich, BA, MA, MRes, PhD, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, USA
Sophia Fantus, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Cynthia Forlini, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
Luke Gelinas, PhD, Advarra, USA
Simona Giordano, Dr. phil., University of Manchester, UK
Casey Haining, BBiomed (Hons), JD, University of Melbourne; Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Muhammad Hammami, Loma Linda University, USA
Benjamín Herreros, MD PhD, Complutense University, Spain
Ruth Horn, PhD, University of Augsburg, Germany
Marcello Ienca, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Niklas Juth, Dr. phil., Karolinska institutet, Sweden
Genevieve Kanter, PhD, University of Southern California, USA
Brent Kious, MD, PhD, University of Utah, USA
Laura Kimberly, PhD, MSW, MBE, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Piroska Kopar, MD, MBA, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
Zohar Lederman, MD, PhD, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jonathan Lewis, Dublin City University, Ireland
Fernando Lolas, MD, University of Chile, Chile
Alessia Maccaro, University of Warwick, Italy
Deborah Mascalzoni, PhD, Uppsala University, Sweden
Signe Mežinska, PhD, University of Latvia, Latvia
Sassy Molyneux, PhD, Dr. phil., KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kenya
Nico Nortje, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Anke Oerlemans, PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
Ludovica De Panfilis, PhD, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michiel De Proost, Doctorate, Ghent University, Belgium
Aasim Padela, MD, The University of Chicago, USA
Bridgett Pratt, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
Davide Piaggio, PhD, University of Warwick, UK
Nadia Primc, PhD, Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine, Germany
Robert Ranisch, Dr., University of Potsdam , Germany
Joona Räsänen, PhD, University of Turku, Finland
Pietro Refolo, PhD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Giovanna Ricci, PhD, University of Camerino, Italy
Cristina Richie, PhD, TU Delft, Netherlands
Giovanni Rubeis, PhD, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Services, Austria
Jon Rueda, PhD, University of Granada, Spain
Lars Sandman, University of Borås, Sweden
Jan Schildmann, MD, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Matthé Scholten, PhD, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Seppe Segers, PhD, Bioethics Institute Ghent (Ghent University), Belgium
Kadri Simm, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonia
Daniel Sperling, SJD, University of Haifa, Israel
Florian Steger, Dr. med., Ulm University, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Germany
Xavier Symons, PhD, The Australian Catholic University, Australia
Donrich Thaldar, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cristian Timmermann, PhD, University of Augsburg , Germany
Bev Townsend, PhD, University of York, UK
Manuel Trachsel, MD, PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Luca Valera, PhD, University of Valladolid, Spain
Polychronis Voultsos, Associate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Medicine), Greece
Keiichiro Yamamoto, PhD, The National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
MIchael Young, MD, MPhil, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
Bettina Zimmermann, Dr. phil., Technical University of Munich, Germany

Editorial Advisors
Akira Akabayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Solly Benatar, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Canada
Lisa A Bero, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, Canada
Bernard Dickens, University of Toronto, Canada
Annette Dula, University of Colorado, USA
Ezekiel Emanuel, National Institutes of Health, USA
Joseph Fins, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Mary Ann Lansang, The INCLEN Trust, Philippines
Andreas Lundh, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Paul Ndebele, Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
James L Nelson, Michigan State University, USA
Ole Norheim, University of Bergen, Norway
Wendy A Rogers, Macquarie University, Australia
Godfrey GT Tangwa, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
Susan Wolf, University of Minnesota, USA

Statistical Advisors
Maia Lesosky, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.384
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.975

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 200

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