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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: August 2021

Research: Grip strength from midlife as an indicator of later-life brain health and cognition: evidence from a British birth cohort

Grip strength is an indicator of physical function with potential predictive value for health in ageing populations. This study provides preliminary evidence that maximum grip strength may have value in predicting brain health. Future work should assess to what extent age-related declines in grip strength from midlife reflect concurrent changes in brain structure.

Study Protocol: A national intervention to support frail older adults in primary care: a protocol for an adapted implementation framework

Older Canadians are high users of health care services, however the health care system is not well-designed to meet the complex needs of many older adults. Older persons often look to their primary care practitioners to assess their needs and coordinate their care. The intervention seeks to improve primary care for older persons living with frailty.

New Collection! 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. 

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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BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?

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Get credit for your data!

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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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