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We are expanding our Associate Editor team

Owing to the continued growth of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, we are now recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board.

We encourage applications from researchers with a musculoskeletal background in a range of subject areas, broadly covered by the below: 

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders scope and ethos

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

The scope of the Journal covers research into rheumatic diseases where the primary focus relates specifically to a component(s) of the musculoskeletal system.

We do 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.

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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 15 research papers published in reputable peer-review journals.

A suitable Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is someone who:

  • Supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders within the scientific community.
  • Provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that manuscripts they are responsible for fulfil 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 recommending 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 Musculoskeletal Disorders should be engaged and willing to handle a minimum of two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Associate Editor will report to the Editor and Section Editor.  

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, please send your full academic CV and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to Please ensure to include 'BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders' in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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