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Editorial Team

Chief Editor: Graham Bell, PhD


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

Senior Editor: Anna Melidoni, PhD


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

Senior Editor: Vitor Sousa, PhD


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

Associate Editor: Caitlyn Cardetti, PhD


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

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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)

      2023 Speed
      10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
      180 days submission to accept (Median)

      2023 Usage 
      3,761 Altmetric mentions 

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