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Artificial intelligence in orthopedics

Guest Edited by Umile Giuseppe Longo and Kristian Samuelsson

Disparities in musculoskeletal care

Guest Edited by Neil Kamdar and Rodrigo Rizzo

Aging and musculoskeletal health

Guest Edited by Chun Man Lawrence Lau and Caroline E. Wyers

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Guest Edited by Sandro Hodel and Masashi Uehara

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

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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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.086
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.714

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 24
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 143

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 5,883,887
    Altmetric mentions: 5,748

    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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