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Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

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.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

Featured Content: August 2021

Systematic Review: Sarcopenia predicts adverse outcomes in an elderly population with coronary artery disease

The development of sarcopenia is attributed to normal aging and factors like type 2 diabetes, obesity, inactivity, reduced testosterone levels, and malnutrition, which are factors of poor prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to perform a meta-analysis to assess whether preoperative sarcopenia can be used to predict the outcomes after cardiac surgery in elderly patients with CAD.

Research: The impact of social network change and health decline: a qualitative study on experiences of older adults who are ageing in place

Older adults prefer to age in place. Social network change and health decline challenge ageing in place, as stressors that make age-related advantages disappear. The aim of this study was to explore social network change and health decline and its impact on older adults who are ageing in place.

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.

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Call for Papers: Cross journal collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

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. 

Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Articles

BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?

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Get credit for your data!

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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.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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