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Systems and Tools

Editorial Manager (EM)

BMC use Editorial Manager (EM) as their online submission and manuscript management system.

How do I get access to Editorial Manager?
You can access your journal's EM site via the ‘submit a manuscript’ button on the journal homepage.

An Editorial Account will have been created for you in preparation for your first assignment. If you have lost your account details, you can have these sent to you by email via the journal’s EM site. Please use the 'Send Username/Password' option on the login screen to have these sent to you via email. 

Where can I find instructions on how to use Editorial Manager?

A playlist of training videos is available on YouTube here. The playlist starts from the beginning of the editorial process and moves automatically to the next one in line via this link.

The Springer Nature Reviewer Finder Tool

Springer Nature has developed a new tool to help editors find suitable referees for the manuscripts they handle.

The tool aims to help editors with the task of finding appropriate reviewers. The tool provides a list of potential peer reviewers, information about them and their past publications, based on matching an “under consideration” manuscript with the list of researchers in its database.

How do I get access to the Springer Nature Reviewer Finder?

You can follow the link to  

Please note, to log in, you will need a account. If you don’t already have one, you can register for an account using the link at the bottom of the login page. You do not need to be a Nature editor or subscriber to sign-in.

Where can I find instructions on how to use Reviewer Finder?

Further information about the tool, including an FAQ, can be found here.

A user guide is also available from the footer within the tool itself. 

The Springer Nature tool will continue to be developed to ensure the best possible experience for its users.  We encourage you to submit your feedback, using the available Feedback button, to help us improve the tool.


  • Use the tool, alongside your usual tools, to find potential peer-reviewers for your manuscripts
  • Please check the expertise and credentials of any potential peer-reviewers, including ensuring there are no competing interests. See here for our criteria for suitable reviewers
  • Find (or enter) the details of suitable peer-reviewers in Editorial Manager (EM) and invite as normal; all correspondence must be managed through EM. The Springer Nature Reviewer Finder tool does not interact directly with EM
  • Use of the Reviewer Finder should be limited to Springer Nature, including BMC and SpringerOpen, journals only