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Bone reconstruction technologies

Guest Edited by Youshui Gao and  Zhiyong Hou

Musculoskeletal molecular endotypes

Guest Edited by Ali Mobasheri and Guangju Zhai

Prosthetics and orthotics

Guest Edited by Christina Zong-Hao Ma and Gabriel Moisan

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation and physiotherapy

Guest Edited by Helen French and Tom Wainwright

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Consensus on a standardised treatment pathway algorithm for lumbar spinal stenosis: an international Delphi study

Hip abductor strenghtening in patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis - a systematic review and meta-analysis

Musculoskeletal disorders in video games - a systematic review


Aims and scope

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. Studies investigating the systemic nature of rheumatic diseases, not related to specific musculoskeletal manifestations, are directed to submit to BMC Rheumatology.  

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.288 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.716 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    27 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    143 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    5,748 Altmetric mentions 

    Transparency and Openess
    TOP Factor Score - 8

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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