BMC Health Services Research has launched a collection, in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 & 10, to curate innovative research broadly examining the environmental, political, and social factors that perpetuate health inequities and social injustices in health systems. The collection is now welcoming submissions and is Guest Edited by Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD.
Call for papers: Innovations for better health and social justice
Editor's picks this week
A mixed-methods study found primary care patients in England preferred to be contacted via SMS, or by letter for the over 70s, about participating in research studies.
A realist review finds that reminders could be effective in increasing the number of women, with a history of gestational diabetes, participating in postpartum follow-up screening.
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.
- Tillie Cryer, BMC, UK
Senior Assistant Editor
- James Edwards, BMC, UK
- Anisa Lowe, BMC, UK
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Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
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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
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
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)
Social Media Impact
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