Dr Emily Sena appointed first Editor-in-Chief at BMJ Open Science

Dr Emily Sena appointed first Editor-in-Chief at BMJ Open Science


Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

Congratulations to Dr Emily Sena, CAMARADES group, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences on being appointed first Editor-in-Chief at BMJ Open Data. This new journal is dedicated to applying open science principles to preclinical and basic research, with open access, open peer review, and has an open data policy.

Dr Sena's own research focuses on the validity of preclinical studies. She is leader of the international CAMARADES collaboration and a key member of the Edinburgh CAMARADES group led by Professor Malcolm Macleod.

She has taken on the role because of the opportunity to shape a new journal and contribute to the changing landscape of biomedical research reporting. This, Emily believes, will contribute to improving the validity of preclinical research.

Read Dr Sena's Inaugural Editorial in BMJ Open Science

More about BMJ Open Science

BMJ Open Science has a clear focus on methodological rigour with an emphasis on transparency, integrity, and reproducibility of the evidence base in order to improve healthcare.  The scope is broad and covers the whole spectrum of preclinical and translational biomedical research, from study protocols through to original research articles, data descriptor articles and systematic reviews. The research questions addressed must be sound but not necessarily novel, and they must be important and pertinent to human health in a preclinical setting.

Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, says: "Biomedical research is fundamental to new developments in clinical medicine. As part of our commitment to helping make a healthier world, BMJ wants to bring its world-renowned focus on excellence in publication to this field of science in general. We look forward to working with Dr Sena and the preclinical and translational biomedical community to achieve this.