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NEW: Cultural considerations in palliative care

Guest Edited by Qiaohong Guo, Catheryn S. Koss and Rebecca Jane Wright

NEW: Ethics in palliative care

Guest Edited by Mariana Dittborn, Suzanne Metselaar and Guy Schofield

Palliative rehabilitation

Guest Edited by May Aasebø Hauken, Lise Nottelmann, Line M. Oldervoll, Marc Sampedro Pilegaard and Dorothy W. Tolchin

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New Content ItemCare challenges of home health patients living with dementia: a pathway forward with palliative care

New Content ItemRegional perspectives on the coordination and delivery of paediatric end-of-life care in the UK: a qualitative study

New Content ItemBarriers and facilitators of electronic patient-reported outcome measures (e-PROMs) for patients in home palliative cancer care: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ perceptions

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Aims and scope

BMC Palliative Care is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the clinical, scientific, ethical and policy issues, local and international, regarding all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the dying and for those with profound suffering related to chronic illness.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.518 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.907 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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

    2023 Usage 
    1,650 Altmetric mentions 

Peer Review Taxonomy

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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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