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Location: New York, New York
BioMed Central is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to the mainstream. With offices in London, North America and Asia, the company employs over 290 people across a range of operations including editorial, production, IT and business. BioMed Central is a vibrant and innovative company. It operates in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, hiring talented people who are passionate about science, technology, medicine and open access.
BioMed Central (BMC), a part of Springer Nature, is a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals for Science, Technology and Medicine. The journals span all areas of biology, medicine and health, including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Malaria Journal and BMC Infectious Diseases.
With an ethos of transparency and accessibility, BMC Medicine is an open access, open peer-reviewed general medical journal publishing influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, public health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical research community. As the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, the journal also publishes stimulating debates and reviews.
BMC Medicine is ranked 8th among journals in the Medicine, Internal and General category of the JCI.
The role of Chief Editor, BMC Medicine, provides a wonderful opportunity to take this flagship title on to the next level, with an aim to be a leading high-impact, open access home for research in general medicine. The journal publishes high quality original research describing important translational, clinical and policy-related advances. The journal also publishes debates and opinion pieces to challenge current thinking in clinical knowledge and practice.
The position is a full-time role that will be based in either our office in London or New York.
As Chief Editor, you will be the ambassador for the journal and BioMed Central through your active engagement with the community globally. You will be responsible for peer review and selection of content for publication, for steering the journal’s strategy, and for leadership of the in-house editorial team and external editorial board.
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BioMed Central is part of Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 14,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media