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Editor Profiles

Lisa Heinke, Associate Editor

New Content ItemLisa’s scientific background is in developmental genetics and cell biology. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Molecular Biology at the Universities of Mainz and Potsdam, Germany, respectively, where she focused on plant biochemistry and genetics. She then relocated to the UK to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD explored Wnt signalling and developmental genetics in Drosophila and human (cancer) cell lines.
After continuing her PhD work in a short Post-Doc, Lisa joined the BMC Series as an Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology, and BMC Biomedical Engineering in 2021. She has a keen interest in promoting open access policies as well as science communication.

Jashan Abraham, Assistant Editor

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New Content ItemJashan studied Biology (BSc) and then Ecological and Evolutionary Biology (MSc) at Queen Mary University of London (2012-2016), before working for the Anthony Nolan Research Centre (ANRI) as a genetic database curator and research assistant for just over two years, authoring and co-authoring chapters and publications at ANRI. Subsequently, Jashan joined the BMC Series in June, 2019.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.855 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.230 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.039 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.737 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    51 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    70 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    2,299,334 Downloads (2021)
    5,001 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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