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Guest Edited by Jose Mira and David C. Mohr

New Content ItemHIV care

Guest Edited by Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Katrina F. Ortblad, Hamid Sharifi

New Content ItemAdvancing epidemic preparedness of health systems

Guest Edited by Yibeltal Assefa Alemu, Carl Abelardo T. Antonio, Julie ​​​Balen, Megan Schmidt-Sane

Health workforce planning

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Madhan Balasubramanian, Sarah J. Hewko, Sunny C. Okoroafor

New Content ItemDisasters, crisis, and emergency management within health services

Guest Edited by Dylan Collins and Shahid Islam                     

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New Content ItemLong COVID: Costs for the German economy and health care and pension system

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Link to collectionInnovations for better health and social justice 

Guest Edited by Magdalena Szaflarski

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Guest Edited by Bassey Ebenso and Hao Xue

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Guest Edited by Jane K. O'Hara and Siri Wiig


  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…

Innovations for better health and social justice
Edited by: Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski
Collection published: 30th May 2022

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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.347 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.964 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    23 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    174 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    23,075 Altmetric mentions 

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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