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Nursing vulnerable populations

Guest Edited by Jane Currie, Luke Molloy, and Mirko Prosen

Management and leadership in nursing

Guest Edited by Alexandre Pazetto Balsanelli and Abdelaziz Hendy

Artificial intelligence and nursing practice

Guest Edited by Abdulqadir J. Nashwan and Kathrin Seibert


Aims and scope

BMC Nursing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with a primary focus on evidence-based nursing care; nursing research methods; nursing service delivery, utilization, and evaluation; nursing administration and human resources.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.428 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.769 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    161 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    785 Altmetric mentions 

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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