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Hannah Prentice - Associate Editor, BMC series

New Content ItemHannah joined the BMC Series as an Associate Editor in October 2022.  She holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and a MRes degree specialising in Urology, both from the University of Portsmouth.  Throughout her BSc, she evaluated the impact of muscarinic antagonists on contractility of the bladder tissue, a topic that then informed her Master’s research where she studied the effects of aging on the morphology of bladder cells.  Hannah went on to submit a mixed-methods PhD in Medicine at King’s College London, with a focus on joint contractures in older populations.  Throughout her time in London, she also acted as a teaching assistant for the MSc Public Health course, an experience that led her into the field of scientific communication.  She is an enthusiastic proponent of open access publishing and is eager to continue the development of BMC Pediatrics


Senior Editorial Board Members
Elizabeth Asztalos, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada
Diana L. Cousminer, GSK, USA
Lorenzo Iughetti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Paolo Montaldo, Imperial College London, UK

Editorial Board Members
Ibtihal Abdelgadir, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Babak Abdinia, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Samuel Adegoke, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Girdhar Agarwal, University of Lucknow, India
Manar Al-lawama, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Abdullah Al-Taiar, Old Dominion University, USA
Maria Fernanda Almeida, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Daniel Alonso-Alconada, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Eyad Altamimi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Claudia Alves, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sachit Anand, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Gaston Arnolda, Macquarie University, Australia
Harbir Arora, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
Nicoleta Arva, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Tommaso Aversa, University of Messina, Italy
Amir Babiker, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Franz Babl, Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Robert D Baker, University at Buffalo - The State University of New York, USA
Daynia Ballot, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Vineet Bhandari, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, USA
Parth Bhatt, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
Kaushik Bose, Vidyasagar University, India
Andras Bratincsak, University of Hawai‘i and John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA
Giulia Brindisi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Claudia Brogna, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Unit, ASL Avellino, Italy
Valeria Calcaterra, University of Pavia and Fond, Italy
Ana Carlotti, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marco Carotenuto, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Natalie Carvalho, University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia
Salvatore Cazzato, G. Salesi Children’s Hospital, Italy
Merih Cetinkaya, Health Sciences University, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Semra Çetinkaya, University of Health Sciences, Turkey
Ela Chakkarapani, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Ling-Sai Chang, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Nagendra Chaudhary, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal
Deepak Chawla, Government Medical College Hospital, India
Tai-Heng Chen, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Ling-Wei Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bianca Laura Cinicola, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Andrea Conroy, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Domenico Corica, Department of Human Pathology of Adulthood and Childhood, University of Messina, Italy
Luciane Rezende Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Sherry Courtney, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Laura Cowley, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Simon Craig, Monash Medical Centre Emergency Department, Australia
Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, Valley Children’s Healthcare, USA
Jai Das, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Gianpaolo De Filippo, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France
Domenico Umberto De Rose, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Italy
Ilker Devrim, Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Valeria Dipasquale, University of Messina, Italy
Keyur Donda, University of South Florida (USF), USA
João Pedro Duarte, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marieke Emonts, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ralph Epaud, Centre intercommunal de Créteil, France
Raffaele Falsaperla, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria ”Policlinico- Vittorio Emanuele”, Italy
Chengming Fan, Second Xiangya Hospital, Sentral South University, China
Giovanni Farello, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Giuliana Ferrante, University of Palermo, Italy
Junfen Fu, The Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Kazumichi Fujioka, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Anelise Gaya, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Samson Gebremedhin, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Maria Lorella Giannì, University of Milan, Italy
Francis Gilchrist, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust & Keele University, UK
Eloisa Gitto, University of Messina, Italy
Gwendolyn Gramer, University Hospital Heidelberg, Centre for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Germany
Guilherme Guaragna-Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ruth Guinsburg, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Mohammad Haider, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Mohamed Hendaus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Valeria Hirschler, Durand Hospital, Argentina
Iva Hojsak, Children's Hospital Zagreb, Croatia
Joni Holmes, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Jan Hulscher, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Juliana Jalaludin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Kana Ram Jat, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Mizu Jiang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Jaak Jürimäe, University of Tartu, Estonia
Cemşit Karakurt, Inonu University, Turkey
Ageliki Karatza, University of Patras Medical school, Greece
Shubhi Kaushik, Iachn School of Medicine, USA
Ashish KC, Uppsala University, Sweden
Alisson Kesson, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
Arati Khanna-Gupta, Consortium of Rare Genetic and Bone Marrow Failure Disorders (CRGBMD) at NITTE University, India
Erwin Khoo, International Medical University, Malaysia
Gun-Ha Kim, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institution of Radiological & Medical Sciences, South Korea
Catherine Kirk, University of Global Health Equity and Save the Children, USA
Joyce Marie Koenig, Saint Louis University, USA
Panayiotis Kouis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Panagiotis Kratimenos, Children’s National Medical Center, USA
Gurinder Kumar, Metrohealth Medical Center, United States
Ho-Chang Kuo, Kawasaki Disease Center, Taiwan
Bankole Kuti, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Man Ki Kwok, The University of Hong Kong, China
Allana LeBlanc, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada
Jan Hau Lee, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Beom Hee Lee, Asian Medical Centre Children's Hospital, South Korea
Kyung-Yil Lee, The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
Ju Lee, University of South Wales, UK
Nicole Letourneau, University of Calgary, Canada
Ming-Chih Lin, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Xiaokun Lin, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
Nadia Liotto, University of Milan, Italy
Patryk Lipinski, Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Abhay Lodha, University of Calgary, Canada
Lorenzo Loffredo, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Ana Isabel Lopes, Medical School, University of Lisbon; University Hospital Santa Maria, LIsbon Academic Medical Center, Portugal
Chan Lu, Central South University, China
Licia Lugli, University-Hospital of Modena, Italy
Priyanka Madaan, Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Silvia Martini, University of Bologna, Italy
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Mumtaz M Mazicioglu, Erciyes University, Turkey
Sachith Mettananda, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
kotb Metwalley, Pediatric Department -Faculty of Medicine- Assiut University, Egypt
Laila Metwally, Zagazig University, Egypt
Gregorio Paolo Milani, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Francesca Minoia, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Rebecca Mitchell, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
Romina Moavero, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy
Khaled Mohammed, University of Minnesota, USA
Pritish Mondal, Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Carla Moreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Jayasree Nair, University at Buffalo, USA
Karthi Nallasamy, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Giovanni Di Nardo, Sapienza University of Rome - Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Italy
Moses Ngari, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
Åsa Norman, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Herbert Obu, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Folafoluwa Odetola, University of Michigan, USA
Ifeanyichukwu O. Okike, St George's University of London, UK
Fengxiu Ouyang, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Cihan Papan, Saarland University, Germany
John Pappachan, Southampton Childrens Hospital, UK
João Pereira, Lusófona University, Portugal
Zenon Pogorelić, University Hospital of Split, Croatia
Himanshu Popat, University of Sydney and The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia
Colin Powell, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Barbara Predieri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jennifer Protudjer, University of Manitoba, Canada
Raymond Quigley, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Dimitrios Rallis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Jerome Rambaud, Sorbonne University, France
Sriram Ramgopal, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, USA
Cézane Priscila Reuter, University of Santa Cruz do Sul - UNISC, Brazil
Ayelet Rimon, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
Domenico Roberti, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Celestino Rodriguez, University of Oviedo, Spain
Claudio Romano, University of Messina, Italy
Domenico Romeo, Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, IRCCS, Italy
Nadia Roumeliotis, CHU Sainte-Justine, Canada
Kourosh Sabri, McMaster University, Canada
Emma Sacks, George Washington University, USA
Manish Sadarangani, Vaccine Evaluation Center, Canada
Yasin Sahin, Gaziantep Islam Science and Technology University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Efstratios Saliakellis, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Hannes Sallmon, University Medical Center Berlin, Germany
Martin Salö, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Sweden
Beata Sarecka-Hujar, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Jessica Schults, Griffith University, Australia
Ulrike Schulze, University of Ulm, Germany
Anna Di Sessa, University Of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Giuseppina Sgandurra, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and University of Pisa, Italy
Yael Shachor-Meyouhas, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
Dheeraj Shah, University College of Medical Sciences, India
Jeffrey Shenberger, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Yuan Shi, Chongqing Medical University Affiliate Children’s Hospital, China
Rita C Silveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ian Sinha, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital/ University of Liverpool, UK
Alexandra Soldatou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Farin Soleimani, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran
Doron Sommer, McMaster University, Canada
Amuchou Soraisham, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
Tutku Soyer, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Karen Spruyt, Centre Hospitalier Le Vinatier, France
Vijay Srinivasan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Ajay Talati, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Simona Tecco, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, I.R.C.C.S. San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Tamara Tedesco, Ibirapuera Univerisity, Brazil
Ariel Tenenbaum, Pediatric department, Hadassah medical center and the faculty of medicine, the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel
Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Arun Babu Thirunavukkarasu, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, India
Joseph Ting, University of Alberta, Canada
Gianluca Tornese, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo", Italy
Sara Torretta, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Meng-Che Tsai, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Hiroo Uchida, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Lorenzo Ugga, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Sezin Unal, University of Health Sciences, Turkey
João Valente-dos-Santos, Lusófona University, Portugal
Elvis Terci Valera, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Giuliana Valerio, Parthenope UNiversity of Naples, Italy
Lenie van Rossem, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Giovanni Vento, Università Cattolica S. Cuore, Italy
Florens G.A Versteegh, Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Netherlands
Charl Verwey, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Vini Vijayan, Valley Children's Hospital, USA
Maoshui Wang, Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, China
LI Wang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, Mahidol University, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand
Kip Webster, Augusta University, USA
Dany Weisz, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada
Cylie Williams, Monash University, Australia
Andrea Wolfler, Istituto G Gaslini, Italy
Rosa Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Hai Ming Wong, General Pediatric Medicine and Surgery, China
Kenneth Wong, The University of Hong Kong, China
Han-Ping Wu, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Gözde Yeşil, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Turkey
Cynthia Yiu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Edna Yokoo, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Dong Keon Yon, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Akihiro Yoneda, Osaka Shiritsu Sogo Iryo Center, Japan
Kamran Yusuf, University of Calgary, Canada
Angela Zanfardino, University of Campania "L.Vanvitelli", Italy
Yeyi Zhu, University of California, USA
Nukhba Zia, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Sa'ed H Zyoud, An-Najah National University, Palestine

Editorial Advisors
Shally Awasthi, King George's Medical College, India
Paramala Santosh, Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology, Maudsley Hospital, UK

Statistical Advisors
Liliana Orellana, Deakin University, Australia

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.567 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.002 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.214 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.676 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    61 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

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    3,062 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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