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New Content ItemFalls, Fractures and Orthogeriatrics

Guest Edited by Prof. Dr. Carmelinda Ruggiero and Prof. Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu.

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Guest Edited by Dr Kinda Ibrahim and Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell.

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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.


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  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: August 2022

Research Article: Promoting independence in Lewy body dementia through exercise: the PRIDE study

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is an aggressive type of dementia of rapid, fluctuating disease trajectory, higher incidence of adverse events, and poorer functional independence than observed in Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Non-pharmacological treatments such as progressive, high-intensity exercise are effective in other neurological cohorts but have been scarcely evaluated in LBD.

Research Article: Obesity may increase survival, regardless of nutritional status: a Swedish cohort study in nursing homes

The prevalence of obesity is increasing among older adults, and was present in 14% of older European nursing home residents. Obesity has several adverse health-related outcomes in older adults. However, the latter association is not straightforward; obesity has been associated with reduced mortality in patients with established CVD (e.g., heart failure and coronary heart disease), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer. This phenomenon has been called the obesity paradox.


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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    4.076 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.270 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.693 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.153 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    63 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    3,723,616 Downloads (2021)
    3,617 Altmetric mentions

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