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For Editors

Welcome to the Editor’s Pages! In this area you can find dedicated information and resources for Editors, including help with manuscript handling, suggestions for ways to develop and grow your journal, and what we can do to help you.

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Manuscript handling information

Below you will find links to information about how to use Editorial Manager as an Editor, how to assess a new manuscript, how to find peer reviewers and how to make a decision. You will also find information about the Editor Academy, which offers online and interactive training for both new and experienced Editors.  In addition, we have our Editor Codes of Conduct, editorial policies and a wide array of FAQs that we receive from our Editors.

Please click on the links below for more information:

How to assess a manuscript

Selecting peer reviewers

Making a decision

Editorial Policies

Codes of conduct

Editor Tutorials - Interactive online training course for all BioMed Central Editors

Journal development

Below is a wide array of information about the different ways that you can develop your journal. This includes information about commissioning, how to get the best from your Editorial Board, growing submissions, how to market and promote your journal, and indexing services.

Please click on the links below for more information:


Developing and maintaining the Editorial Board

Encouraging submissions to the journal



Media usage


What your publisher can do for you

As a Publisher, we can help in a variety of different ways. Meet the people with whom you’ll be working, find out more about our forthcoming events and Editors' Conferences and learn about our Editors' Advisory Group and how you can get involved.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Editors' Conference

Editors' Advisory Group


Useful Links