Seeking ABME Editor-in-Chief

Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME)
About the Job

The Annals of Biomedical Engineering is one of the four Biomedical Engineering Society journals published by Springer-Nature. The term of the current Editor-in-Chief, Stefan Duma, is ending and the BMES Publications Board is launching a search for the next Editor-in-Chief. Under Duma’s successful leadership over seven years, the Journal has attracted a diverse set of articles from academia and industry and has achieved enviable success. The Annals is an interdisciplinary and international journal with the aim to highlight integrated approaches to the solutions of biological and biomedical problems.
Annals of Biomedical Engineering publishes original and review articles in the major fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering. A major aim of bioengineering is to provide integrated approaches to the solutions of biological and biomedical problems. The philosophy is to provide engineering approaches to enhance the power of the scientific method, and to maintain a balance between experimental observation and quantitative analyses. Annals of Biomedical Engineering accepts for publication only full-length original research manuscripts and review articles. The journal routinely publishes special issues focused on major technologies in biomedical engineering.
The journal is currently publishing its 51st volume with 12 issues per volume. Over the past four years the journal has published an average of 50 articles per issue. The impact factor in 2022 was 3.8, with a five-year impact factor of 4.0. The journal is indexed in Pubmed, SCOPUS, SciSearch, and Journal Citation Reports. 

The journal has 41 associate editors who are responsible for individual manuscript reviews. Associate editors are international and represent both industry and academia (engineers and clinicians). The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by an editorial assistant provided by Springer-Nature to manage the review process. The Editor-in-Chief also receives a stipend from the BMES. More information about the journal and articles published can be found at

About You

We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief with the vision and desire to continue the growth of the journal, maintain its reputation and work productively with Sprinter-Nature and BMES staff. The initial term of appointment is 3 years with the potential for a second term (an additional 3 years). Any additional terms are at the discretion of the BMES Executive Committee and the BMES Publications Committee.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the position of Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Biomedical Engineering should submit a cover letter and vision statement, along with a curriculum vitae highlighting prior journal editorial experience, no later than January 31, 2024, to the Chair of the ABME Search Committee, Emmanuel (“Manny”) Opara (

Application Deadline:
January 31, 2024