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Editorial Profiles

Samuel Harris

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Samuel Harris is an Editor for the BMC-series and has been the Editor of BMC Pediatrics since April 2019.

Prior to joining BioMed Central, Sam received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield (UK), which was followed by post-doctoral positions at the same institution and the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Sam’s research has focused on the development and application of multimodal techniques in pre-clinical models to investigate neurovascular function during somatosensation and neocortical seizures, and perfusion-related neuroimaging tools.  He also worked as a clinical autonomic scientist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, before commencing his doctoral studies.

Darren Byrne (Manuscript Editor)

Darren did his BA in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following this he did an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice King's College London. After this he did an MSc in Neuroscience with Psychiatric Genetics at King's College London. He then did a PhD in Neuroscience in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London studying experience-dependent neural plasticity. Darren joined BMC in October 2018 as a locum editor after finishing his PhD and became a manuscript editor in March 2019.

Brock Madsen (Assistant Editor)

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New Content ItemBrock joined BMC in February 2018 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Biology Major and Journalism Minor. During his undergrad, Brock enjoyed the privilege of being a lab assistant to multiple professors, completing his own mentored research project, and being named the first dedicated science reporter for the university newspaper. During his time with BMC, Brock has been the Assistant Editor for BMC PediatricsBMC Cardiovascular DisordersBMC NutritionBMC BiochemistryBMC Structural Biology, BMC Neurology, BMC Neuroscience, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation. Brock is also a member of the BMC Series Blog Editor team.

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.042 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.819 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.266 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.278 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
    853 Mentions