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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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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.

Equity in academic publishing

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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
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    171 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    87,423 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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