BMC Health Services Research warmly welcomes submissions to a new collection showcasing research into how health services and systems can be sustainably strengthened in fragile and conflict-affected regions.
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Editor's picks this week
A new study highlights some of the unique challenges faced by mixed methods researchers to plan for and appropriately respond to arising ethical issues in health services research.
A qualitative meta-synthesis finds that health practitioners experience a range of personal barriers to providing support to people experiencing intimate partner violence, in addition to structural and organizational issues.
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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
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- James Edwards, BMC, UK
- Anisa Lowe, BMC, UK
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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)
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