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Editorial Board

Dr Betty Mousikou, Editor

BMBetty is the Editor of BMC Primary Care. Betty did first a BA in Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, then an MA in Speech and Language Therapy, an MA in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and a BA in Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid. She then moved to Sydney to do a PhD in Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Before joining BMC, Betty worked in academia for 10 years: she was a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher at Bangor University, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Göttingen.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

ChaisiNew Content Itemri Angkurawaranon received his MD from Chiang Mai University and specialises in Family Medicine. He received a Masters in Medical Statistics and a PhD in Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on global health issues related to ageing, and chronic conditions (both communicable and non-communicable) in primary care.

Professor Jean-François Chenot

JeanNew Content Item-François Chenot, MD, MPH, is Professor of General Practice at University Medicine Greifswald and practising GP in a rural practice in Pomerania. He has more than 20 years academic expertise in clinical general practice, research and education.

Professor Paul Van Royen

PaNew Content Itemul Van Royen, MD, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine within the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012-18). He has more than 30 years academic expertise in clinical general practice and research. His academic work is directed at teaching and research in primary care. He is co-ordinator of several teaching modules and programs at undergraduate levels, as well as graduate and postgraduate levels. He was/is involved in several research projects, including several EU-funded projects within primary care, on respiratory infections and antibiotic prescribing, medical decision making, medical education, health care organization and data handling. He is author of more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and reviewer of different scientific journals. At his department, he has developed a research centre with a strong expertise in qualitative research and systematic reviews. He is also co-ordinator of the Clinical Guidelines project for primary care in Belgium.


Dr Betty Mousikou, BMC, Germany

Senior Editorial Board Members
Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Jean-Francois Chenot, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany
Paul Van Royen, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Editorial Board Members
Suraya Abdul Razak, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Loai Albarqouni, Bond University, Australia
Mubashir Arain, University of Alberta, Canada
Bengt Arnetz, Michigan State University, USA
Salla Atkins, Tampere University, Finland
Christopher Barton, Monash University, Australia
Sudip Bhattacharya, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Gallus Bischof, University of Lübeck, Germany 
Aleksandra Borek, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Joanne Brooke, Birmingham City University, UK
Fatma Goksin Cihan, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Jamile Codogno, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Claire Collins, Irish College of General Practitioners, Ireland
Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Agency for Public Health, Lazio, Italy
Kristen Glenister, University of Melbourne, Australia
Katja Goetz, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Indiran Govender, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Pramendra Prasad Gupta, B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Peter Haastrup, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Christopher Harrison, University of Sydney, Australia
Emma Healey, Keele University, UK
Lloyd Hughes, NHS Tayside, UK
Gabriel Iloh, Rhema University Nigeria/Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, National Postgraduate Medical College Of Nigeria, Nigeria
Donata Kurpas, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Pauline Siew Mei Lai, University Malaya, Malaysia
Yew Kong Lee, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Lian Leng Low, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Kristiana Ludlow, The University of Queensland, Australia
Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jose Mira, University Miguel Hernández, Spain
Csaba Moczar, Irinyi Health Center, Hungary
Yousef Moradi, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Toshio Naito, Department of General Medicine, Juntendo University, Japan
Raymond O'Connor, University of Limerick, Ireland
Kate O'Donnell, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Lieve Peremans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Nadine Pohontsch, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Constance Dimity Pond, University of Newcastle, UK
Filipe Prazeres, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Maja Racic, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Graham Reid, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Ingmar Schäfer, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Simon Schwill, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Jean Soler, European General Practice Research Network
Jens Søndergaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Asvini Subasinghe, Monash University, Australia
Tony Kai Sing Sun, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wade Thompson, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Zoi Tsimtsiou, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
Mohamud Verjee, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Martin Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Samuel Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hakan Yaman, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Beibei Yuan, Peking University, China
Chengchao Zhou, Shandong University, China

Editorial Advisors
Margaret Cupples, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Martin Duerden, Cardiff University, UK

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    3.301 - 5-year Impact Factor 2021
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    0.836 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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