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Nicola Stead, Editor

New Content ItemNicola is an Editor for the BMC Series and the Editor of BMC Immunology. Before joining BioMed Central in March 2021, Nicola was a Senior Editor at PLOS ONE in the Life Sciences team and was a News and Views Intern at the Journal of Experimental Biology. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Bath, UK, with year-long research project at Dartmouth College, USA, investigating cell cycle regulation in budding yeast. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge where she worked on a chromatin associated protein and its role in gene regulation at the Babraham Institute. In joining the BMC Series Nicola looks forward to continuing to champion for Open Science communication and publishing.

Stuart Weir

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Stuart Weir is an Assistant Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC Microbiology and BMC Immunology. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with an MSci in Biology where he looked at the influence of environmental factors such as parasitic infections on the rates of allergy in relation to the hygiene hypothesis. 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    64 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    182 days from submission to acceptance
    17 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.615 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.782 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.997 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.224 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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