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Piero Lo Monaco, Editor

New Content Item Piero joined BMC in late 2021. His background is in molecular and cell biology. He studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa for three years and completed his bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa. He moved to France for his master degree in Life Sciences at the École normale supérieure de Lyon, where he attended courses on developmental biology, epigenetics, system biology. He pursued a PhD in cancer biology at the Cancer Research Center of Lyon, focusing on ribosome biogenesis and proposing it as a new target for anti-cancer treatment.
After his PhD, he went on with a short post-doc, investigating cell responses to ribosome biogenesis inhibitors in breast cancer. Finally, he gained some experience as a freelance scientific editor before joining BMC. He is now based in the Berlin office and upholds the values of open access.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.298 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.894 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.387 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.833 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    43 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    88 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,056,778 Downloads (2021)
    1,628 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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