Skip to main content

Editorial Team

Chief Editor: Veronique van den Berghe

Veronique received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven in Belgium where she investigated the development and migration of cortical interneurons in the mouse embryo. She went on to do a postdoc at the Instituto de Neurociencias in Spain and at King’s College London looking at the integration of these neurons in the postnatal brain. She first joined Genome Biology as a locum editor in 2018. Since then, she has worked at Nature Biotechnology, Scientific Data, and Communications Biology, before returning to take up the Chief Editor role in 2022. She is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Andrew Cosgrove 

Andrew obtained his PhD from Dundee University, studying DNA replication and nuclear organization in budding yeast. He then did a postdoc on yeast meiosis in Sheffield, before joining Genome Biology in 2009. He is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Tim Sands

Tim joined Genome Biology in 2016 after several years working as the editor for several titles in the BMC series journals. He received his PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Edinburgh, studying hybrid zones. Tim handles manuscripts on evolutionary genomics and systems biology. He is based in the London office.

Senior Editor: Kevin Pang

Kevin joined the Genome Biology team in 2018. He has a PhD in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he investigated the evolution and development of cnidarians and ctenophores. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen (Norway), studying comparative genomics of animals and the evolution of animal nervous systems.  He is based in the New York office.

Senior Editor: Wenjing She

Wenjing joined Genome Biology in 2020 as an Associate Editor. She completed her PhD at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of Zurich, where she studied chromatin reprogramming during the reproductive cell fate transition in plants. She continued postdoctoral research in the fields of temperature sensing, apomixis and epigenetic regulation during sexual reproduction at the University of Cambridge, the University of Zurich, and the John Innes Centre. She is based in the Shanghai office.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    12.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    17.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    3.476 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    9.249 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    25 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    218 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    6,405,972 downloads
    78,992 Altmetric mentions 

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.