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Guest Edited by Dr Kinda Ibrahim and Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell.

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Guest Edited by Prof. Hilde Verbeek and Dr. Gary mitchell.


Guest Edited by Prof Ivan Aprahamian and Dr. Qian-Li Xue.

Aims and scope

BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.


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  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: June 2022

Randomized Controlled Trial: Feasibility and acceptability of a remotely delivered, home-based, pragmatic resistance ‘exercise snacking’ intervention in community-dwelling older adults

Very few older adults meet current muscle strengthening exercise guidelines, and several barriers exist to supervised, community-based resistance exercise programs. Older adults therefore require access to feasible resistance exercise modalities that may be performed remotely. This pilot study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of undertaking a four-week home-based resistance ‘exercise snacking’ intervention (performed either once, twice, or thrice daily) when delivered and monitored remotely in older adults. 

Systematic Review: Effect of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with unplanned admission

To synthesise the evidence for the effectiveness of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients (versus any comparison) on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with an unplanned hospital admission. A systematic search of Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, PsychInfo, PEDro, BASE, and OpenGrey for published and unpublished systematic reviews of inpatient rehabilitation interventions for older adults following an unplanned admission to hospital from database inception to December 2020. 


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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    4.076 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.270 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.693 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.153 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    199 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication

    3,723,616 Downloads (2021)
    3,617 Altmetric mentions

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