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Title change frequently asked questions

As of January 2022, BMC Family Practice has been re-launched under the new title of BMC Primary Care (ISSN: 2731-4553). 

Please find below some frequently asked questions about the title change. Additional information can be found on our About page.

Why have you made this change to the journal?

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. 

What types of content do you consider in BMC Primary Care?  

The journal continues to welcome articles on all aspects of primary health care research. A particular focus of the journal is on clinical practice and decision-making, continuing professional education, eHealth, health services research in primary care settings, and health promotion.

I have previously published with BMC Family Practice  - will my paper(s) still be discoverable in BMC Primary Care

Yes. All papers published under BMC Family Practice will continue to be discoverable and searchable via the journal website and BMC and SpringerLink platforms. This continuity is a priority for us. The DOIs and citation details for published papers will not change.

Will the journal continue to be indexed under the new title of BMC Primary Care?

Yes, BMC Primary Care will continue to be indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Web of Science, and Scopus. In addition, the full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink. We are also working closely with other relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in BMC Primary Care are available in their databases in the same way as articles published in BMC Family Practice.