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Publication dynamics

Guest Edited by Mueen Ahmed KK, Igor Burstyn, Gokhan Tazegul and Demeng Xia

Patient-centric approaches

Guest Edited by Violeta Moizé Arcone, Yitka Graham and Tito R. Mendoza

Open science: bias, challenges, and barriers

Guest Edited by Tim Mathes, Rahul Mhaskar, Livia Puljak and Matt Vassar

Inclusive methodological awareness for equity and diversity

Guest Edited by Rosemary M. Caron and Elochukwu Ezenwankwo

Data science methodologies

Guest Edited by Imran Ashraf

Editor's Highlights

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A data-adaptive method for investigating effect heterogeneity with high-dimensional covariates in Mendelian randomization

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Contextual effects: how to, and how not to, quantify them

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Group sequential designs for pragmatic clinical trials with early outcomes: methods and guidance for planning and implementation

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Barriers and facilitators for recruiting and retaining male participants into longitudinal health research: a systematic review


  1. Authors: Sarah Crowe, Kathrin Cresswell, Ann Robertson, Guro Huby, Anthony Avery and Aziz Sheikh

Aims and scope

BMC Medical Research Methodology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in methodological approaches to healthcare research. Articles on the methodology of epidemiological research, clinical trials and meta-analysis/systematic review are particularly encouraged, as are empirical studies of the associations between choice of methodology and study outcomes. BMC Medical Research Methodology does not aim to publish articles describing scientific methods or techniques: these should be directed to the BMC journal covering the relevant biomedical subject area.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.055 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.778 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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

    2023 Usage 
    3,126 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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