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Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

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.

Featured Content: April 2021

Research: Costs and effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in primary care for older adults with high risk for hospitalisation

Healthcare systems need effective strategies to identify vulnerable groups of older patients, assess their needs and plan their care proactively. In this study to evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) of older adults with a high risk of hospitalization the authors conduct a prospective, pragmatic, matched-control multicenter trial at 19 primary care practices in Sweden.

Research: A systematic review of the evidence for deprescribing interventions among older people living with frailty

Older people living with frailty are often exposed to polypharmacy and potential harm from medications. Targeted deprescribing in this population represents an important component of optimizing medication. This systematic review aims to summarize the current evidence for deprescribing among older people living with frailty.

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. 

Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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