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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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.037 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.759 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    40 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    166 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    2,444 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

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