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Toni Milevoj, Editor

New Content ItemToni joined BMC in August 2022. In 2020, he received a Master’s degree in political science from the Central European University. He received a Master’s degree in philosophy at Leiden University in 2021. His main research interests were in democratic theory and the normative foundations of corruption. Previously, Toni received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Rijeka, where he studied history and philosophy. Before working for Springer, he was a teaching assistant in ethics and political philosophy at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Toni is based in the Dordrecht office and is the editor of BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Colleen Berryessa

Colleen Berryessa picDr. Colleen M. Berryessa is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. Her research, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods, considers how psychological processes, perceptions, attitudes, and social contexts affect the criminal justice system, particularly related to courts, sentencing, and forms of punishment broadly defined. She primarily examines these issues, using interdisciplinary methodologies, in relation to three areas: 1) how psychological and social phenomena influence public perceptions, support, and subsequent consideration of practices, policies, and the philosophical foundations surrounding sentencing; 2) how psychological and social phenomena influence the discretion and decision-making of criminal justice actors during the sentencing process; and 3) how psychological and social phenomena bear on motivations for and effects of expanded forms of legal and social punitiveness beyond the formal punishment stages of the criminal justice system. Dr. Berryessa received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Before Penn, she graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government and Mind, Brain, and Behavior, and she served as a CIRGE research fellow at Stanford University.

Raúl Navarro

Raúl NavarroRaúl Navarro is an associate professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a background in research on bullying and cyberbullying in the field of social psychology, specifically how bullying is related to gender. His publications also cover other aggressive behaviors such as cyber dating abuse and other related behaviors with emerging technologies such as ghosting and breadcrumbing. He is participating in a granted research project analyzing family variables related to preschool aggression.

Francesco Pagnini

Francesco PagniniFrancesco Pagnini, Psy.D, Ph.D., is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan (Italy). He had been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology Harvard University for about 10 years. His primary research interest is focused on the relationship between mind and body; in particular, he tries to use psychological knowledge and techniques to change the impact of some chronic diseases. He’s a renowned expert in mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and he collaborates with NASA and the European Space Agency for the development of mind/body practices for deep space explorations. He authored more than 120 scientific articles and has been invited as a speaker at numerous international conferences.

Andrea Pozza

Andrea PozzaAndrea Pozza is assistant professor at the University of Siena (Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences). Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. Executive psychologist at the Psychology Unit of the Santa Maria alle Scotte University Hospital of Siena. He has participated in granted research projects in the field of clinical psychology and has published several articles including meta-analytic studies, books, and book chapters in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, and chronic medical diseases.

Aleksandra Rogowska

Aleksandra RogowskaAleksandra Rogowska is an associate professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Opole. She is a doctor and a habilitated doctor of psychology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, an MA in instrumental arts (percussion) at the Academy of Music in Katowice and in artistic pedagogy (painting) at the Jan Dlugosz Academy in Częstochowa. Her scientific interests oscillate around individual differences in personality, sports and artistic abilities, creativity, synesthesia (her book "Synaesthesia and individual differences" was published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press) and various dimensions of mental health and well-being. Her publications also cover health behaviors (including physical activity, orthorexia, and substance use), mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mental health of Ukrainian students during the Russian invasion.

Baoshan Zhang

Baoshan ZhangBaoshan Zhang, PhD, Professor at Shaanxi Normal University. He is the Young Top-notch Talent of Special Support Plan researcher in Shaanxi Province. He received his PhD training in developmental psychology and social psychology (in Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and specializes in research and applications in the areas of social cognition, social emotion, stereotype threat, life-span development, mental health and behavioral decision making.  He published his research on Journal of Applied Psychology, Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Gambling Studies, Aging & Mental Health, The Journal of Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, Mindfulness, International Journal of Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, Stress and Health, Journal of Happiness Studies, Psych Journal, etc. He  currently serves on the editorial boards of Work, Aging & Retirement, BMC Psychology and Frontiers in Psychology. He also served as a guest associate editor of Frontiers in Psychology in 2022.

Senior Editorial Board Members
Colleen Berryessa, Rutgers University, USA
Raúl Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Francesco Pagnini, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Andrea Pozza, University of Siena, Italy
Aleksandra Rogowska, University of Opole, Poland
Baoshan Zhang, School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Editorial Board Members
Adnan Adil, Government College Women University, Pakistan
Umair Akram, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Lucy Albertella, Monash University, Australia
Ahsan Ali, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
Linda Antonucci, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Sunway University, Malaysia
Nadia Barberis, University of Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Alexander Bäuerle, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Duisburg-Essen, LVR-University Hospital Essen, Germany
Sonia Betti, University of Bologna, Italy
Roberta Biolcati, University of Bologna, Italy
Jeroen van Boxtel, University of Canberra, Australia
Laura Branco, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Kevin Brooks, Macquarie University, Australia
Samantha Brooks, Liverpool John Moores, UK
Loreta Cannito, University of Fooggia, Italy
Sara Carletto, University of Torino, Italy
Leonardo Carlucci, G.D’Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Italy
Emilie A Caspar, Ghent University, Belgium
Gianluca Castelnuovo, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Roberto Cattivelli, Psychology Research Laboratory, Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico Auxologico Institute; Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
Martin Cernvall, Uppsala University, Sweden
Han Chae, Pusan National University, Korea
I-Hua Chen, Qufu Normal University, China
Simone Cheli, University of Florence, Italy
Francesca Chiesi, University of Florence, Italy
Alice Chirico, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy
John Bosco Chukwuorji, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Maria Ciccarelli, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Andrew Coogan, Maynooth University, Ireland
Mario Dalmaso, University of Padova, Italy
Oana David, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Pierluigi Diotaiuti, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Hirokazu Doi, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Valeria Donisi, University of Verona, Italy
Elena Dragioti, Linköping university, Sweden
Birgitta Dresp-Langley, CNRS France, France
Kari Eddington, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Giovanni Federico, Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Italy
Emanuele Fino, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Giuseppe Forte, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Roberta Frontini, University of Maia, Polytecnic of Leiria, Portugal
Haruo Fujino, Oita University, Japan
Jeffrey Gagne, Texas A&M University, USA
Laura Galiana, University of Valencia, Spain
Maria Gardani, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dina Di Giacomo, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Naska Goagoses, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Dennis Golm, University of Southampton, UK
Diego Gomez-Baya, University of Huelva, Spain
Joaquín González-Cabrera, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
Alessio Gori, University of Florence - Department of Health Sciences, Italy
Sarah Grainger, The University of Queensland, Australia
Andrea Greco, University of Bergamo, Italy
Yufang Guo, Shandong University, China
Vinod Gupta, D.A.V.P.G. College, India
Satoshi Horiuchi, Hijiyama University, Japan
Kesong Hu, Lake Superior State University, USA
Dilwar Hussain, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Bernadetta Izydorczyk, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland
Fanli Jia, Seton Hall University, USA
Zheng Jin, Zhengzhou Normal University, China
Mahmood Karimy, Saveh University of Medical Science, Iran
Jawad Khan, Iqra National University Peshawar Pakistan, Pakistan
Nikola Komlenac, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Boris Kotchoubey, University of Tübingen, Germany
Remya Lathabhavan, Iim Bodh Gaya, India
Mariana Lazzaro-Salazar, Universidad Catolica Del Maule, Chile
Vittorio Lenzo, University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Heng Li, Southwest University, China
Yadan Li, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Yue Liang, Beijing Normal University, China
Haikel Lim, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Shen Liu, Anhui Agricultural University, China
Tour Liu, Tianjin Normal University, China
Siyang Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ning Ma, South China Normal University, China
Malakeh Malak, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Juan Manuel Machimbarrena, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
Paola Magnano, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Stefania Mancone, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, University of Adelaide, Australia
Javier Martín Babarro, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Chantal Martin-Soelch, University Fribourg, Switzerland
Runtang Meng, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Carmela Mento, University of Messina, Italy
Christopher Miller, Big Health, UK
Lorenzo Montali, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Dario Monzani, University of Milan, Italy
Natalie Morrison, Western Sydney University, Australia
Alessandro Musetti, University of Parma, Italy
Takeshi Nakagawa, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Ehsan Namaziandost, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Ginés Navarro-Carrillo, University of Jaén, Spain
Emma Nicholson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto, Canada
Bolanle Ola, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria
Serena Oliveri, University of Milan, Italy
Annabella Osei-Tutu, University of Ghana, Ghana
Nicola Palena, University of Bergamo, Italy
Amir Pakpour, Jönköping University, Sweden
Maria Papadakaki, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Megan Papesh, University of Massachussetts, Lowell, USA
Seon-Cheol Park, Hanyang University College of Medicine, South Korea
Daniel Paulus, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Eleni Petkari, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
Rafael Ravina-Ripoll, University of Cadiz, Spain
Donatella Rita Petretto, University of Cagliari, Italy
Silvia Francesca Maria Pizzoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Monica Pivetti, University of Bergamo, Italy
Silvia Platania, University of Catania-Deaprtment of educational Sciences-Section of Psychology, Italy
Matias Pulopulos, Ghent University, Belgium
Daniel Quintana, Oslo University Hospital HF, Norway
Enrico Ripamonti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Hokyoung Ryu, Hanyang University, Korea
Imran Saeed, IBMS, The University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Gerardo Salvato, University of Pavia, Italy
Nicola Sambuco, University of Bari, Italy
Chiara Saracini, Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile
Alberto Sardella, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy
Giuseppe Sartori, University of Padua, Italy
Jason Satel, University of Tasmania, Australia
Ida Sergi, Department of Psychology - University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Katarzyna Skałacka, Opole University, Poland
Nikolina Skandali, Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry, UK
Chen Song, Cardiff University, UK
Francesca Starita, Univeristy of Bologna, Italy
Alexander Strobel, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Chee-Seng Tan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Hussain Tariq, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Alessia Tessari, University of Bologna, Italy
Trevor Thompson, University of Greenwich, UK
Jennifer Todd, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Alejandro de la Torre-Luque, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Nora Trompeter, King's College London, United Kingdom
Richard Tunney, Aston University, United Kingdom
Daniela Villani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy
Mona Vintila, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Laura Vowels, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lisa Wagner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Li-Chih Wang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Elaine Wei, Mississippi State University, USA
Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Shiu Fung Wong, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Qinglu Wu, Beijing Normal University, China
Tung-Ju Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Wei Xu, Beijing Normal University, China
Yian Xu, Kennesaw State University, USA
Naohide Yamamoto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Yang Yang, Texas Christian University, USA
Chaoxiong Ye, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Hadi Zamanian, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jiaxiang Zhang, Swansea University, UK
Zhiwei Zheng, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yongjie Zhou, Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, China
Ágnes Zsila, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

Editorial Advisors
Johanna Kissler, Bielefeld University, Germany

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    3.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
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    30 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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