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New in: Healthcare delivery and access to healthcare

Clan and hierarchy-driven cultures were found to be the top-defined forms of organizational culture at hospitals in the Gaza Strip, in a new cross-sectional study. 

New in: Health system quality and safety

Informal caregivers in Germany, who perceived extensive care burden, were those who suffered most during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new qualitative study. 

Aims and scope

BMC Health Services Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health services research. The journal has a special focus on eHealth, governance, health policy, health system quality and safety, healthcare delivery and access to healthcare, healthcare financing and economics, implementing reform, and the health workforce.

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

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Articles

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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    96 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    217 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    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 
    6,851,288 downloads

    Social Media Impact
    5912 Altmetric mentions

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