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NEW: Mental health of adolescents

Guest edited by Karen Allison Patte and
Raziye Salari

NEW: Nutrition and aging

Guest edited by Courtney Rose Davis and Eibhlís M. O’Connor

NEW: Improving the health of incarcerated people

Guest edited by Jaimie P. Meyer, Heino Johann Stöver and James Woodall

Exploring barriers to oral health care

Guest Edited by Julia Csikar and Heather Leggett

Editors' picks

New Content Item (1)Demographic disparities in the limited awareness of alcohol use as a breast cancer risk factor: empirical findings from a cross-sectional study of U.S. women

The iNew Content Item (1)mpact of housing prices on residents’ health: a systematic review

New Content Item (1)Please read how our research contributes to the SDGs


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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BMC Public Health supports:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

assisting policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organizations in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda.

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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)

    2023 Speed
    32 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    173 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    24,308 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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