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Promoting your publication

Individual articles are widely promoted by our marketing and communications teams in a variety of ways. This could be through email updates, table of contents, email alerts, postings on the BioMed Central homepage, social media, blogs and/or press releases. These may result in higher levels of views and downloads for each article.

BioMed Central journals are also promoted at many major scientific conferences, to bring your work to the attention of professionals in your field.

In addition, all research published is automatically deposited in major bibliographic databases including PubMed and over 40 other abstracting and indexing databases. All of our journals are also indexed within SpringerLink, the world's most comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works.

We would encourage you to promote your article via your own email lists, social media, Listservs, distribution at conferences and any other innovative techniques you wish to adopt.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    12.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    17.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    3.476 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    9.249 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    25 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    218 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    6,405,972 downloads
    78,992 Altmetric mentions 

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.