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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Ethics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the ethical aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice, including professional choices and conduct, medical technologies, healthcare systems and health policies.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.384
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.975

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 200

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,830,857
    Altmetric mentions: 1,282

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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