Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
Call for Papers: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)
BMC Rheumatology and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders welcome submissions on PPI in rheumatic and musculoskeletal research. The Editorial Board hopes that this will be a rich learning experience for both the public and researchers, and we've designed the Call for Papers to reflect this.Read More
Call for papers: Robotic surgery
In order to recognize the significant growth and advancement of robotic surgery over the past several decades, we hereby welcome original submissions on ‘Robotic surgery’ aiming to present a collection of primary research articles and reviews on the topic.Read More
Call for Papers: Digital Health
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders welcomes submissions on Digital Health technologies in rheumatic and musculoskeletal care. Topics of interest include E-health, artificial intelligence, big data, mobile apps and wearable sensors.Read More
NEW: Advances & challenges in imaging rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders
This Article Collection showcases original contributions on imaging in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders. Explore selected articles within this innovating speciality.
Publication date: March 2021.
BMC Series Blog
Aims and scope
- Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK
Take a look at the articles that the journal's Editors wish to highlight to you for reading and sharing.
We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international community of experts, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of musculoskeletal disorders.
At BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.
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BMC Series Focus Issues
In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation. We have collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
Annual Journal Metrics
71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
54 days to first decision for all manuscripts
161 days from submission to acceptance
14 days from acceptance to publication
1.879 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.398 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.148 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.76 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
2,686 Altmetric mentions
Research Data Helpdesk
Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.