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Publication dynamics

Guest Editors:
Mueen Ahmed KK, PhD,, India
Igor Burstyn, PhD, Drexel University, USA
Gokhan Tazegul, PhD, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Türkiye
Demeng Xia, MSc, Changhai Hospital, Naval Medical University, China

Submission Status: Open until 20 December 2024

Patient-centric approaches

Guest Editors:
Violeta Moizé Arcone, RD, PhD, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain
Yitka Graham, PhD, BSc (Hons), FCMI, FRSA, CMgr, University of Sunderland, UK
Tito R. Mendoza, PhD, US National Cancer Institute, USA
Submission Status: Open until 8 December 2024

Open science: bias, challenges, and barriers

Guest Editors:
Tim Mathes, PhD, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany
Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, University of South Florida, USA
Livia Puljak, MD, PhD, Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia
Matt Vassar, PhD, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, USA

Submission Status: Open until 30 November 2024

Inclusive methodological awareness for equity and diversity

Guest Editors:
Rosemary M. Caron, PhD, MPH, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Healthcare Leadership, USA
Elochukwu Ezenwankwo, MSc (Med), MPH, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, USA

Submission Status: Open until 30 August 2024

Data science methodologies

Guest Editor:
Imran Ashraf: PhD, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea

Submission Status: Open until 17 August 2024


Prediction methods for rare diseases or outcomes

Guest Editors:
Cindy Feng: Dalhousie University, Canada
Longhai Li: University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Chang Xu: Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, China

Medical reversals in healthcare: factors, assessment, quantification

Guest Editors: Wynne E. Norton and Fares Alahdab


Causal inference and observational data

Guest Editors:
Ivan Olier: Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Victor Volovici: Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Yiqiang Zhan: Karolinska Institutet, Sweden



Article collection
Methods and Applications for Real World Data: Opportunities and Challenges for an evidence based approach
Guest editors: Prof. Panagiotakos and Prof. Liu
Collection opened: August 2021


Article collection
Methodologies for COVID-19 research and data analysis
Guest editors: Prof. Puljak and Prof. Wolkewitz
Collection opened: March 2020
Collection closed: March 2021

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)

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