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Aims and scope

BMC Gastroenterology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Please note that BMC Gastroenterology no longer considers submissions of case reports. We would encourage you to submit your manuscript to the Journal of Medical Case Reports instead.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.848 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.227 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.039 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.737 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    55 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    75 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,959,044 Downloads (2022)
    5,001 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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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