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Jagoda Mackowiak, Editor

New Content ItemJagoda’s background is interdisciplinary and revolves around molecular biology and neuropsychopharmacology. She graduated from Maastricht Science Program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where her focus was on cognitive neuroscience. Following the move to Germany, she completed her master’s degree at Humboldt University of Berlin. At the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, she delved into CRISPR Cas9 methods. She gained publishing and medical education experience at MIND Foundation, where her focus was on psychedelic research and therapy. In that role she contributed to several projects; most recently coordinating the development of MOLECULES program, which is a part of the Augmented Psychotherapy Training. With the desire to advocate for open access, she joined the BMC Series as an Associate Editor and is the Editor for BMC Nursing and BMC Medical Education in 2023.


Associate Editor
Jagoda Mackowiak, MSc, Springer Nature, Germany

Assistant Editors
Namrata Metha, Springer Nature, India
Rupal Nagar, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Adelais Markaki, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Pammla Petruka, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Virginia Plummer, Federation University Australia, Australia
Francisco Sampaio, Nursing School of Porto, Portugal

Editorial Board Members
Ebtsam Abou Hashish, Ph.D., King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and Alexandria University, Saudi Arabia
Mysoon Abu-El-Noor, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
Nasser Abu-El-Noor, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
Hammoda Abu-Odah, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Agani Afaya, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
Fatma Ahmed, University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Sadeq Al-Fayyadh, Ph.D., University of Baghdad/College of Nursing, Iraq
Sami Al-Rawashdeh, Ph.D., The Hashemite University, Jordan
Obrey Alexis, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Eman Alhalal, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Joseph Almazan, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Omar Al Omari, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Mohammad Al Qadire, Al Al-Bayt University, Jordan
Rasmieh Al-amer, Isra University, Jordan, and Western Sydney University, Australia
Majed Alamri, University of Hafr Albatin, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Albelbeisi, Al-Israa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine
Sameer Alkubati, University of Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
Elisa Ambrosi, University of Bologna, Italy
Wei How Darryl Ang, Ph.D., RN, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Konstantinos Antypas, SINTEF Digital, Norway
Diana Arabiat, Ph.D., The University of Jordan, Jordan
Márcio Flávio Araújo, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Muhammad Arsyad Subu, University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Judie Arulappan, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Confidence Alorse Atakro, Ph.D., Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Maha Atout, Philadelphia University , Jordan
Hassan Babamohamadi, Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran
Chantal Backman, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada
Cara Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK
Ejercito Mangawa Balay-odao, Ph.D., Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Ines Basso, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Jonathan Bayuo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Lina Behm, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Aurelija Blaževičienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciecnes, Lithuania
Iwona Bodys-Cupak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Valentina Bressan, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale - Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia, Italy
Leona Cilar Budler, University of Maribor Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
Myriam Cadet, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA
Kaara Ray Calma, Deakin University, Australia
Dion Candelaria, Ph.D., The University of Sydney, Australia
Federica Canzan, University of Verona, Italy
Cristina Casals, University of Cadiz, Spain
Hsiao-Yun Chang, Ph.D., Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jie Chen, Ph.D., Florida State University, USA
Wei Ling Chua, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore
Maria Clark, Ph.D., University of Nottingham, UK
Jane Currie, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Melba D'Souza, Ph.D., M.Phil.N., M.Sc.N., B.Sc.N., G.N.E., R.N., C.C.N.E., C.M.S.N.©,, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Alberto Dal Molin, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Angelo Dante, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Janneke de Man-van Ginkel, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Maddalena De Maria, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Lila de Tantillo, Jacksonville University, USA
Phillip Della, Ph.D., Curtin University, Australia
Gül Dikeç , Fenerbahce University, Türkiye
Michael Joseph Dino, Ph.D., MAN, RN, LPT, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, ANEF, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Beata Dobrowolska, Medical University of Lublin, Poland 
Ilknur Dolu, Bartin University, Türkiye
Jayne Donaldson, University of Stirling, UK
Mesude Duman, Dicle University Atatürk Health Sciences Faculty, Türkiye
Angela Durante, Ph.D., Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Italy
Sameh Eltaybani, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Özüm Erkin, İzmir Demokrasi University, Türkiye
Beverley Ewens, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Sally M. Farghaly, Alexandria University, and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Egypt
Zvonka Fekonja, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ashley Franklin, Ph.D., Texas Christian University, USA
André Fringer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Steve Frost, Western Sydney University, Australia
Montserrat Gea-Sánchez, University of Lleida, Spain
Tove Godskesen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sagrario Gómez Cantarino, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Rebeca Gómez-Ibáñez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Juan Gómez-Salgado, University of Huelva, Spain
María Teresa González-Gil, RN, Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Luis González de Paz, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Spain
Rizal Angelo Grande, University of San Agustin, Philippines
Johannes Gräske, MSc, Alice Salomon University of Applied Science Berlin, Germany
Nevin Günaydın, Ordu University, Türkiye
Long Kwan Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Mu-Hsing Ho, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Jiale Hu, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Marja Hult, Ph.D., University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Kari Ingstad, Ph.D., Nord university, Norway
Adnan Innab, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Michal Itzhaki, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sangchoon Jeon, Yale School of Nursing, USA
Seok Hee Jeong, Ph.D., Jeonbuk National University, South Korea
Younhee Jeong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Ying Jiang, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jee Young Joo, Ph.D., RN, Gachon University, South Korea
Ilya Kagan, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel
Victoria Kain, Ph.D., Griffith University, Australia
Young Man Kim, Jeonbuk National University, South Korea
Abigail Kusi Amponsah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Carmen La Cerra, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Stanley Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Samuel Lapkin, Southern Cross University, Australia
Carlos Laranjeira, School of Health Sciences - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
César Leal-Costa, Ph.D., University of Murcia, Spain, Spain
Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Hong Li, Ph.D., Fujian Medical University, China
Lulu Liao, Ph.D., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Xian-Liang Liu, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Luís Carlos Lopes-Júnior, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Dan Luo, Ph.D., Wuhan University, China
Lufuno Makhado, University of Venda, South Africa
Malakeh Malak, Ph.D., Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Maria Malliarou, Ph.D., University of Thessaly, Greece
Phil Maude, La Trobe University, Australia
Monir Mazaheri, Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden
Rachel McPherson, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Nursing, USA
Daniela Mecugni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Abera Mersha, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
Dragana Milutinović, University of Novi Sad; Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing, Serbia
Gary Mitchell, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Anthony Montgomery, University of Macedonia, Greece
Abdulqadir Nashwan, Ph.D., Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Lynne Nemeth, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Nokuthula Nkosi-Mafutha, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Ippolito Notarnicola, Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel, Italy
Vistolina Nuuyoma, University of Namibia, Namibia
Oscar Noel Ocho, DrPH, MPhil, MPH, BScN, RN, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Rebecca Palm, Ph.D., Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Patrick Palmieri, Universidad Norbert Wiener, Peru
Paula Parás-Bravo, Ph.D., University of Cantabria, Spain
Julia Petty, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Li-Chung Pien, Ph.D., Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Satriya Pranata, Ph.D., Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Indonesia
Mirko Prosen, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Gianluca Pucciarelli, Ph.D., University of Rome Tor Vergata , Italy
Hening Pujasari, BSN, MBiomed, MANP, Ph.D., Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Jialu Qian, Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China
Jehad Rababah, Ph.D., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Hossein Rafiei, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Azad Rahmani, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Mary-Anne Ramis, Ph.D., MPhil, BN, RN, Mater Health, Australia
Åsa Rejnö, University West, Sweden
Vishnu Renjith, RN, MSN, OhD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Calero, Torrecardenas University Hospital (Almeria), Spain
Young Sook Roh, Chung-Ang University, Red Cross College of Nursing, South Korea
Mike Rommerskirch-Manietta, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Germany
María Dolores Ruiz-Fernández, University of Almeria, Spain
Seda Sahan, Ph.D., İzmir Bakircay University, Türkiye
Catharine Schiller, BScN, MSc, JD, Ph.D., University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Kathrin Seibert, University of Bremen, Germany
Remziye Semerci, Koç University, Türkiye
Ashley Shepherd, University of Stirling, UK
Shefaly Shorey, National Univeristy of Singapore, Singapore
Sandra Siedlecki, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Anders Sköldunger, Ph.D., Umeå University, Sweden
Susan Slatyer, Ph.D., BNurs(Hons), RN, Murdoch University , Australia
Alessandro Stievano, Opi Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, Italy
Annelie Sundler, University of Borås, Sweden
Naomi Takemura, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Hon Lon Tam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi, Ph.D., Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Xu Tian, Ph.D., Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Marion Tower, University of Queensland, Australia
RR Dian Tristiana, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Ph.D., Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Dana Tschannen, MSN, Ph.D., University of Michigan, USA
Yeter Sinem Uzar Ozcetin, MSc, Ph.D., University College Dublin, Ireland
Peter Van Bogaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Wayne Varndell, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Kefang Wang, Ph.D., Shandong University, China
Shanshan Wang, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Wenru Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dhuha Wazqar, Ph.D., King Abdulaziz University , Saudi Arabia
Robin Whitney, Ph.D., San Jose State University, USA
Helena Wigert, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Graham Williamson, University of Plymouth, UK
Zeng Jie Ye, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China
Medine Yılmaz, Ph.D., Izmir Katip Celebi University, Türkiye
Naglaa Youssef, Ph.D., Cairo University & Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
Kourosh Zarea, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jun Zhang, Wuhan University School of Nursing, China
Mohamed Zoromba, Ph.D., Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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