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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

Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care

Guest Edited by Sabine Bayen and Soo Borson

Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care

Guest Edited by GUP Iloh and Csaba Móczár

The future of primary care: innovations, challenges, and opportunities

Guest Edited by Filipe Prazeres and Mohamud A Verjee

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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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.291 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.981 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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

    2022 Usage 
    1,803,564 downloads
    1,725 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

    More information is available here

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