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Kelda Manser-Smith, Editor

Kelda is an Editor for the BMC Series, and has been the Editor of BMC Nursing since November 2020. Kelda has a PhD in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London, investigating somatosensory representations of the body. Before that she got her MSc in Psychological Research Methods from University College London, and a BSc in Psychology from Bangor University. Kelda previously worked as a Manuscript Editor for the BMC Series. She became an advocate for open-access publishing during her academic career, leading her to the BMC Series.

Esther Fagelson, Assistant Editor

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New Content ItemEsther is an Assistant Editor for the BMC Series and has been the Assistant Editor of BMC Medical Education since September 2018. Prior to joining the BioMed Central, Esther completed her MSc in Early Prehistory and Human Origins at the University of York, UK, investigating the cognitive evolution of decision making and mental time travel as shown through Palaeolithic stone tool assemblages. Previously she worked as a research intern at the British Museum.



Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.463 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.070 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.651 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.809 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    2,508,546 downloads
    1,966 Altmetric mentions