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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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BMC Health Services Research is recruiting new Associate Editors. More information here

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Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.

BMC Series Focus Issue

August: Health Disparities

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With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series decided to focus on health disparities in August’s focus issue. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities

Latest Blog

LGBTQ2S+ People as a Disadvantaged Group in Healthcare

LGBTQ2S+ people continue to experience poorer health outcomes, compared the general population, a consequence of healthcare disparities. At the end of Pride Month, Dr. Yuan-Yuan Wang and Runsen Chen tell us more about healthcare disparities that LGBTQ2S+ people face and the ways we can work to remove the barriers to healthcare equity. 

Editor's Picks

Adult patient perspectives on receiving hospital discharge letters

Researchers at the University of Warwick found that sending discharge letters to UK patients as well as their GPs when they leave hospital could make a substantial difference to patient outcomes. 

Assessing public health emergency preparedness and response synergies

de Vries and colleagues propose a methodology that can be broadly applied to assess the preparedness and response of institutions and communities to public health emergencies. 

Articles

Aims and scope

BMC Health Services Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations.

Editors

Assistant Editors

  • James Edwards, BMC, UK
  • Anisa Lowe, BMC, UK

Section Editors

  • Onyebuchi A Arah, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Stefano Bonacina, Karolinska Institutet
  • Kostuv Dalal, Örebro University
  • Hengjin Dong, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
  • Michael Donnelly, Queen's University Belfast
  • Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Laval University
  • David Hotchkiss, Tulane University
  • Holly Lanham, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Evelina Pappa, Hellenic Open University
  • Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University
  • Antoni Plasencia, ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health
  • Fabrizio Tediosi, University of Basel
  • Kaspar Wyss, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Trending BMC Health Services Research Articles

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Society Affiliation Information

BMC Health Service Research is affiliated with Health Systems Global. Health Systems Global is a unique organization driven by a diverse, global membership of researchers, decision-makers, and implementers who are dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. 

The activities of Health Systems Global span three broad areas: 

  1. To foster the creation of new knowledge
  2. To support knowledge translation focusing on bridging knowledge creation with practical application
  3. To foster research on the application of new knowledge in real-world settings. 

Members of Health Systems Global can receive a 20% discount on the article-processing charges of submissions to the BMC Series journals, including BMC Health Services Research, when they provide a discount code at submission. The discount code can be obtained by contacting info@healthsystemsglobal.org.

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Call for Papers

Collection open for submissions: Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

This cross-journal collection brings together in one place articles outlining diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. The impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread of infectious diseases, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions are very much welcome. A full list of participating journals can be found following the link above. Deadline: 31 May 2020

Latest Published Collections

2020

Collections
Advancing Dementia Care
Edited by: Dr. Clarissa Giebel and Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 13 May 2020

Health Services Research for Opioid Use Disorders
Edited by: Dr. Kim Hoffman
Collection published: 31 March 2020

Management of Infectious Diseases in Health Systems and Services
Edited by: Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 19 March 2020

2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.987 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.564- 5-year Impact Factor
    1.230 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.995 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    4,736,334 Downloads

    Social Media Impact
    5489 Altmetric mentions