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Featured Content: August 2021
Research: Grip strength from midlife as an indicator of later-life brain health and cognition: evidence from a British birth cohort
Grip strength is an indicator of physical function with potential predictive value for health in ageing populations. This study provides preliminary evidence that maximum grip strength may have value in predicting brain health. Future work should assess to what extent age-related declines in grip strength from midlife reflect concurrent changes in brain structure.
Study Protocol: A national intervention to support frail older adults in primary care: a protocol for an adapted implementation framework
Older Canadians are high users of health care services, however the health care system is not well-designed to meet the complex needs of many older adults. Older persons often look to their primary care practitioners to assess their needs and coordinate their care. The intervention seeks to improve primary care for older persons living with frailty.
New Collection! Call for Papers: Frailty
Now open for submissions: BMC Geriatrics is calling for papers as part of a new high impact collection themed on "Frailty". For more information read more here.Read More
BMC Geriatrics is calling for papers as part of a cross journal collection themed on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition Journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and BMC Geriatrics. The submission deadline is 31 Dec 2021.
BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members
Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?Read More
Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science.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.
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Top Altmetric Articles of 2020
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Annual Journal Metrics
77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
199 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
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