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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Education is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.263 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.710 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.815 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.744 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    72 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    90 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    6,040,310 downloads (2022)
    3,096 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • 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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