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Tatum Cummins, Journal Editor

New Content ItemTatum has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Birkbeck College, University of London, and an MSc in Neuroscience from King’s College London where she specialised in Psychiatric Genetics. She went on to complete a PhD in Neuroscience at King’s College London under the supervision of the late Sherrington Professor of Physiology at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Prof. Stephen B. McMahon. Tatum’s PhD was focussed on investigating pain mechanisms in humans using psychophysics to elucidate how pain perception may be modulated by internal and external factors in health and disease. During her PhD, Tatum developed and validated a conditioned pain modulation protocol to estimate individual capacity for endogenous analgesia. Prior to starting her MSc, Tatum worked as the Editorial Administrator for the British Journal of Cancer and now joins the BMC Series as Journal Editor. Tatum is passionate about research integrity and publication ethics. Tatum is based in the London office.

Catherine Rice, Editorial Quality Editor

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New Content ItemCatherine Rice completed a PhD in microbial genetics before spending much of her time working in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics. Kate has been working in the editorial department of the BMC Series for several years.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.877
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.732

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 17
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 154

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 3,186,031
    Altmetric mentions: 2,601

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