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Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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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Aims and scope

BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.


Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: December 2021

Systematic Review and Meta Analysis: Effects of different exercise training modes on muscle strength and physical performance in older people with sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is an age-dependent geriatric syndrome characterized by skeletal muscle mass loss, muscle strength and/or declines in physical performance. To clarify the effects of different exercise modes (resistance training [RT], whole body vibration training [WBVT], and mixed training [MT, resistance training combined with other exercises such as balance, endurance and aerobic training]) a systematic review and meta analysis was conducted on muscle strength (knee extension strength [KES]) and physical performance (Timed Up and Go [TUG], gait speed [GS] and the Chair Stand [CS]) in older people with sarcopenia.

Scoping Review: Physical interventions for people with more advanced dementia

Dementia is a neuro-degenerative condition resulting in cognitive and physical decline over time. In the early stages of the condition, physical decline may be slow, but in the later stages, it may become more pronounced. Physical interventions may be employed to try and reduce the physical decline that people experience, yet it is unclear what interventions may be effective. The aim of this study was to explore the breadth and quantity of evidence that exists in relation to the delivery of physical interventions for people with advanced dementia.

Call for Papers: Frailty

Now open for submissions: BMC Geriatrics is calling for papers as part of a new high impact collection themed on "Frailty". For more information read more here.

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Call for Papers: Cross journal collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

BMC Geriatrics is calling for papers as part of a cross journal collection themed on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition Journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and BMC Geriatrics. The submission deadline is 31 Dec 2021. 


BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?

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