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Submission guidelines

Notice for authors at BMC membership institutions: If you are submitting to the journal while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may need to ensure you are logged into your institutional VPN during submission to ensure you will be covered. Alternatively, please see this page for more information about submitting from outside your institutional IP ranges or using a submission code. 

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed (average)
    47 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    32 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    124 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

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    1567 Altmetric mentions

    Citations
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