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Link to collectionTelehealth

Guest Edited by Bassey Ebenso and Hao Xue

Link to collectionResilient and responsive health systems in a changing world

Guest Edited by Siri Wiig & Jane O'Hara

Link to collectionHealth services and systems in fragile and conflict-affected regions

Guest Edited by Clarissa Giebel

Link to collectionInnovations for better health and social justice 

Guest Edited by Magdalena Szaflarski

Editor's choice

Link to articlePolicymakers and policy implementers in Malawi highlight the challenges and interface between sepsis, COVID-19, and antimicrobial resistance.

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A reanalysis of systematic review evidence reveals that a ‘leading from the front’ approach increases the success of health worker flu vaccine drives. 

Articles

  1. Authors: Catarina Cardoso Tomás, Emanuel Oliveira, D. Sousa, M. Uba-Chupel, G. Furtado, C. Rocha, A. Teixeira, P. Ferreira, Celeste Alves, Stefan Gisin, Elisabete Catarino, Nelma Carvalho, Tiago Coucelo, Luís Bonfim, Carina Silva, Débora Franco…

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

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 digital health, 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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Annual journal metrics

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

    Citation impact
    2.655 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.297 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.445 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.098 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    9,572,539 downloads (2021)

    Social media impact
    5912 Altmetric mentions

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor Score - 8

Peer-review Terminology

  • 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

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