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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

  • Citation Impact
    4.135 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    4.545 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.703 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.156 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    67 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    79 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    21,016,836 downloads (2021)
    23,901 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    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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