Tatum 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. Prior to starting her MSc, Tatum worked as the Editorial Administrator for the British Journal of Cancer and now joins the BMC Series as an Editor. Tatum is passionate about research integrity and publication ethics. Tatum is based in the London office.
Tatum Cummins, Journal Editor
Catherine 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.
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2022 Citation Impact
2.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.092 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.771 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
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