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NEW: Barriers and facilitators to cancer screening 

Guest Edited by Ambreen Sayani

NEW: Occupational cancer

Guest Edited by Renee Carey and Alessandro Godono

NEW: Gender equality in education

Guest Edited by Salvador Baena-Morales

Bullying prevention

Guest Edited by Michelle F. Wright

Editors' picks

New Content Item (2)‘I tried to take my phone off my daughter, and i got hit in the face’: a qualitative study of parents’ challenges with adolescents’ screen use and a toolbox of their tips

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Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.661 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.307 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    171 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
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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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