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As of the 1st of January 2022, BMC Family Practice has been re-launched as BMC Primary Care. The journal continues to welcome articles on all aspects of primary health care research. By changing our title, we aim to better reflect our aims and scope to an international audience and in turn offer a better service to our authors. For more information, please see our FAQs page

Latest collections open to submissions

Diabetes in primary care

Guest Edited by Eric Kam-Pui Lee, Hilda Hounkpatin, Andrea Nederveld and Paul Van Royen

Trust and mistrust in primary care

Guest Edited by Derek T. Dangerfield II and Achim Mortsiefer

Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care

Guest Edited by Sabine Bayen and Soo Borson

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Aims and scope

BMC Primary Care, previously known as BMC Family Practice, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of primary health care research. The journal has a special focus on clinical practice and decision-making, continuing professional education, eHealth, health services research in primary care settings, and health promotion.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.105
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.021

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 19
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 217

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,133,091
    Altmetric mentions: 1,513

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

    More information is available here

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