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Join the Editorial Board

BMC Environmental Science is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in the following disciplinary areas:

  • Air Quality and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Conservation
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • Food Systems and Agriculture
  • Human Health and Environmental Impacts
  • Land Use and Sustainable Development
  • Marine Sustainability and Aquatic Environments
  • Pollution and Environmental Impact
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies

BMC Environmental Science scope and ethos

BMC Environmental Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that provides an interdisciplinary platform for advancing our understanding of environmental phenomena and promoting sustainable practices. The journal welcomes submissions across a diverse range of topics, including environmental protection and management, climate change, pollution, air quality, renewable and green energy, ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, water resources, environmental policy, and the impacts of environmental factors on human health and well-being. 

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.


We are seeking researchers who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years;
  • have demonstrable expertise that fits within the scope and the need of the journal.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Environmental Science also must:

  • support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Environmental Science within the scientific community;
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Editorial Board Member is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the Journal’s requirements and recommends decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.

An Editorial Board Member for BMC Environmental Science should be willing to handle a minimum of 12 manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area, bearing in mind that meeting this target may depend on the journal's receipt of a sufficient number of submissions.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Editorial Board Members will report to the in-house Editor.

More information on Editorial Board Responsibilities can be found here.

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for BMC Environmental Science and you meet the criteria above, please click on the button below to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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