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Editorial Team

Chief Editor: Graham Bell, PhD

London

Education: BSc, The University of Manchester; PhD, University College London/Cancer Research UK; postdoctoral work, University College London/Cancer Research UK.

graham.bell@biomedcentral.com

Senior Editor: Anna Melidoni, PhD

London

Education: BSc, University of Crete; PhD: Queen Mary University of London; Postdoctoral work: University of Ioannina and University of Cambridge

anna.melidoni@springernature.com

Senior Editor: Vitor Sousa, PhD

London

Education: BSc, University of Lisbon; PhD, University of Lisbon/EMBL; postdoctoral work, New York University and INMED France.

vitor.sousa@biomedcentral.com

Associate Editor: Caitlyn Cardetti, PhD

Philadelphia

Education: BSc, Minnesota State University; PhD, Stony Brook University; postdoctoral work, Thomas Jefferson University.

caitlyn.cardetti@springernature.com

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  • Annual Journal Metrics

    • 2022 Citation Impact
      5.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
      7.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
      1.461 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
      2.324 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

      2022 Speed
      6 days submission to first editorial decision for reviewed manuscripts (Median)
      181 days submission to accept (Median)

      2022 Usage 
      2,208,046 downloads
      23,586 Altmetric mentions 

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