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Inclusive methodological awareness for equity and diversity

Guest Edited by Rosemary M. Caron and Elochukwu Ezenwankwo

Data science methodologies

Guest Edited by Imran Ashraf                                                 

Medical reversals in healthcare: factors, assessment, quantification 

Guest Edited by Wynne E. Norton and Fares Alahdab

Prediction methods for rare diseases or outcomes

Guest Edited by Cindy Feng, Longhai Li, and Chang Xu             

Causal inference and observational data

Guest Edited by Xiaoyu Liang, Ivan Olier, Victor Volovici, and Yiqiang Zhan

Editor's Highlights

New Content ItemData visualisation approaches for component network meta-analysis: visualising the data structure

New Content ItemSample size requirements are not being considered in studies developing prediction models for binary outcomes: a systematic review

New Content ItemThe heterogeneity of symptom reporting across study sites: a secondary analysis of a randomised placebo-controlled multicentre antimalarial trial

New Content ItemAssessing the self-reported honesty threshold in adolescent epidemiological research: comparing supervised machine learning and inferential statistical techniques


  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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  • 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)

    2022 Speed
    34 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    175 days submission to accept (Median)

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