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New Content ItemPsychosocial aspects of MSDs
Guest Edited by Dr Anita Amorim, Prof. Bart Staal, Dr. Imran Khan Niazi, Dr. Derek Clewley and Dr. Markus Rupp.

New Content ItemTranslational musculoskeletal research: Bridging the gap between lab and clinic - Edited and commissioned by Drs. Ara Nazarian, Biao Wang, Imran Khan Niazi and Mattia Loppini.

Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration Guest Edited and commissioned by Dr Hyeun-Sung Kim, Prof John Houten, Dr Koroush Kabir, Dr Pongsthorn Chanplakorn and Dr Xing Du.

Regenerative medicine: focus on cartilage, discs and tendons
Guest Edited and commissioned by Drs. Gianfilippo Caggiari, Liang Gao, Eugenio Jannelli, Giuseppe Rovere and Payman Vahedi.

Editor's article highlights

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

  • Citation Impact
    2.562 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.021 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.318 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.669 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    46 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    62 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    4,711,257 downloads (2021)
    4,426 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openess
    TOP Factor Score - 8

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  • 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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