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Editorial Board

Anastasia Widyadari, Editor

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.

Senior Board Members

Beatrice Godard

New Content ItemProfessor Beatrice Godard is Professor at the School of Public Health at University of Montreal, Canada since 2003. She has extensive international experience in research ethics. She directs the OMICS-ETHICS Research Group since 2008 as well as the Quebec Population Health Research Network since 2013.

 Her research projects focus on emerging ethical responsibilities at the junction of research and the clinic and they are oriented on the development of frameworks for ethical decision-making. More precisely, her research aims (1) to lay an evidence-based foundation that can both discern and anticipate the socio-ethical issues associated with omics technologies, mainly in regard to brain diseases and (2) to study the feasibility of developing tools that can provide appropriate guidance in ethics-related matters to stakeholders involved in personalized health interventions.

 Beatrice joined the Editorial Board of BMC Medical Ethics in 2015 as Section Editor for the ‘Ethics in biomedical research’ section.

Jeremy Snyder

New Content ItemDr Jeremy Snyder received his PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University, USA, in 2007. His dissertation work focused on developing a novel account of exploitation applied to human subject trials and low wage labour. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Jeremy's current research interest focus on the ethical dimensions of international trade in health services, including health worker migration, medical tourism, international health research, and medical crowdfunding. He uses both theory-based and empirically-informed bioethics methods to conduct this research and often collaborates with colleagues outside of philosophy and ethics. He joined the editorial board in 2013 and has been Section Editor for the ‘Ethics in public health, medical law, and health policy’ since 2016.

Editorial Board Members


Senior Editorial Board Members
Beatrice Godard, Université de Montréal, Canada
Jeremy Snyder, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Editorial Board Members
Atsushi Asai, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Claudia Bozzaro, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Joe Brierley, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
Arthur Caplan, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Primus Chi, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
Steven S Coughlin, Augusta University, USA
Delanjathan Devakumar, University College London, UK
Nathan Emmerich, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Stefan Eriksson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Cynthia Forlini, The University of Sydney, Australia
Sara Fovargue, Lancaster University, UK
Lucy Frith, University of Liverpool, UK
Marin Gillis, Florida International University, USA
Simona Giordano, University of Manchester, UK
Bridget Haire, University of New South Wales, Australia
Muhammad Hammami, Loma Linda University, USA
Ralf Jox, University Hospital Munich, Germany
Niklas Juth, Karolinska institutet, Sweden
Genevieve Kanter, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jonathan Lewis, Dublin City University, Ireland
Fernando Lolas, University of Chile, Chile
Morten Magelssen, University of Oslo, Norway
Sassy Molyneux, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kenya
Mary Neal, University of Strathclyde, UK
Stuart Nicholls, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anke Oerlemans, University of Birmingham, UK
Aasim Padela, The University of Chicago, USA
Asger Sand Paludan-Müller, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense and Cochrane Denmark, University of Southern Denmark
Corinna Porteri, IRCCS Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Italy
Bridgett Pratt, University of Melbourne, Australia
Raffaella Ravinetto, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
Lars Sandman, University of Borås, Sweden
Jan Schildmann, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Kadri Simm, University of Tartu, Estonia
Stephen W Smith, School of Law and Politics, UK
Daniel Sperling, University of Haifa, Israel
Florian Steger, Ulm University, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Germany
Manuel Trachsel, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Eva Winkler, Heidelberg University Hospital, 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
Edmund G Howe, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science, 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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.834 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.917 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.524 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.832 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    52 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    105 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    1,588,426 downloads (2021)
    2,596 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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