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Piero Lo Monaco, Editor

New Content ItemPiero 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.


Senior Editor
Piero Lo Monaco, PhD, Springer Nature, Germany

Assistant Editors
Biyas Bandyopadhyay, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Tanay Rao, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Alberto Bazzocchi, MD, PhD, The Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
Takahito Nakajima, MD, PhD, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Xiaobo Qu, PhD, Xiamen University, China
Alexander Wong, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Zhen Yuan, University of Macau, China
Frank Zöllner, Dr. Ing., Heidelberg University, Germany

Editorial Board Members
Qiyong Ai, PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Shivaraj Afzalpurkar , MBBS, MD, DrNB, Nanjappa Multispeciality hospitals , India
Pranav Ajmera, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Hiroyuki Akai, MD, PhD, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Oun Al-iedani, PhD, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Melissa Aldrich, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
Paul Apfaltrer, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Ibrahim Sevki Bayrakdar, PhD, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Guillaume Bierry, CHRU Strasbourg, France
Federico Bruno, PhD, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Armando Ugo Cavallo, MD, Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata (IDI) IRCCS, Italy
Yuchou Chang, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Hu Cheng, PhD, Indiana University, USA
Jie-Zhi Cheng, PhD, United Imaging Intelligence Co., Ltd, China
Michaela Cellina, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Italy
Lorenzo Cereser, MD, University of Udine, Italy
Yang Chen, Southeast University, China
Filippo Crimì, MD, PhD, University of Padova, Italy
Sarada Prasad Dakua, PhD, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Andreas Diamantopoulos, PhD, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Graziella Di Grezia, Second University of Naples, Italy
Valerio Di Paola, Dr. med., Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Cihat Eldeniz, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Lorenzo Faggioni, MD, PhD, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
Darshan Gandhi, MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Gianluca Gatta, MD, Second University of Naples, Italy
Dominik Geisel, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Chiara Giraudo, MD, PhD, University of Padova, Italy
Adelaide Greco, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ali Hosseinsabet, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Hui Hui, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Kuo Feng Hung, BDS, MDS, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Norliza Ibrahim, PhD, University of Malaya, Malaysia
riccardo inchingolo, MD, fCIRSE, fESGAR, "F. Miulli" Regional Hospital, Italy
Siva Teja Kakileti, Niramai Health Analytix Pvt Ltd, India
Farzad Khalvati, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada
Anandh Kilpattu Ramaniharan, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Deepika Koundal, PhD, UPES, India
Choonsik Lee, US National Institutes of Health, USA
Jong-Ha Lee, PhD, Keimyung University, South Korea
Michele Lorenzon, University of Udine, Italy
Simone Maurea, MD, PhD, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Hans-Jonas Meyer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Ajay Mittal, Panjab University, India
Shaiju S Nazeer, Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology, India
Jack Noble, PhD, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ntobeko Ntusi, MBChB, MD, DPhil, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Kaan Orhan, DDS, MSc, MHM, BA, PhD, Hc, Ankara University, Turkey
Emre Pakdemirli, MD, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, St Albans City Hospital, UK
Wen-Ju Pan, PhD, Emory University, USA
Jijo Paul, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Xi Peng, PhD, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China
Teresa Perillo, MD, Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli, Italy 
Andrea Ponsiglione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Natale Quartuccio, MD, Dr. med., A.R.N.A.S. Ospedali Civico, Di Cristina e Benfratelli, Italy
Mamoon Rashid, Vishwakarma University, India
Shuai Ren, MD, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Francesco Secchi, PhD, University of Milan, Italy
Pranav Sharma, Yale University / Bridgeport Hospital, USA
Abbas Shokri, Dr. med., Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Prabhishek Singh, PhD, Bennett University, India
Tiffany Y So, MBBS, FRANZCR, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Marco Sperandeo, MD, IRCCS Hospital, Italy
Dominik Spinczyk, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Simon Sun, MDCM, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Badri Narayan Subudhi, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India
Benedikt Sundermann, PD, Dr. med., Evangelisches Krankenhaus Oldenburg, Universitätsmedizin Oldenburg, Germany
Taraprasad Tripathy, MBBS MD PDCC, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, India
Yun Tian, PhD, Beijing Normal University, China
Pallavi Tiwari, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Lorenzo Ugga, MD, PhD, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Pierangelo Veltri, PhD, University of Calabria, Italy
Satish Viswanath, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Sjoerd Vos, PhD, University of Western Australia, Australia
Haoru Wang, MD, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Zhihua Xu, MD, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, China
Lin Yang, Ph.D., Air Force Medical University, China
Junjie Yao, PhD, Duke University, USA
Xiao M Zhang, MD, Medical Imaging Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province and Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, China
Ying Zhang, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, China
Weihao Zheng, PhD, Lanzhou University, China
Jingyu Zhong, MD, Tongren Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Jeries Zawaideh, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy

Editorial Advisors
Walter Akers, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Marcus Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.983 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.535 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    34 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    177 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    951,496 downloads
    161 Altmetric mentions 

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