Composition: The editorial team consists of an editor-in-chief and an editorial board. The editorial team is selected based on qualifications, experience in the field and willingness to complete assigned tasks, not on gender, nationality, religion, ethnicity or any other personal attributes.

Term: The term of the editorial team is three years.

Qualifications: Anyone with appropriate qualifications (MBBS, MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications) and experience in biomedical research are welcome to join the editorial board.

Reviewing articles: As all editorial board members have active and demanding careers in academia and/or patient care, it is a policy of the journal not to overwhelm editorial board members with unnecessary workload. Therefore, the maximum number of articles required to be reviewed by an editorial board member per calendar year is three. The review needs to be completed within two weeks.

Special issues: Any member of the editorial team can initiate special issues and invite articles.

Promoting the journal: The editorial members are encouraged to promote the journal among their peers and at scientific conferences. For example, they can inform the library of their institution that this is an open access journal and that the contents are freely available.

Article submission: As a sign of support to the journal, all new editorial board members should contribute an article to the journal within six months of joining. However, no special consideration will be given to an article submitted by an author who is also an editorial team member. The process of selection of reviewers, and the review process will be similar to that of an author who is not an editorial team member.

Next steps: If you have appropriate qualifications and willing to meet the responsibilities, please contact to discuss the next steps. Do not include any attachments, for example CV, at this stage. One of our editorial assistants will contact you to discuss the next steps.