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The impact of early-life/childhood circumstances or conditions on the health of older adults

Guest Edited by Dr. Nan Lu. Dr. Peng Nie, and Dr. Joyce Siette

Living at home with dementia

Guest Edited by Dr. Patrick Kor and Dr. Monica Leverton

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.


  • Hannah Prentice, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: November 2022

Research Article: Medium-chain triglycerides may improve memory in non-demented older adults: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Ketosis has been exploited for its neuroprotective impact and treatment of neurological conditions via ketone production. Exogenous medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) supplementation may induce nutritional ketosis.

Research Article: A non-randomised feasibility study of the Rehabilitation Potential Assessment Tool (RePAT) in frail older people in the acute healthcare setting

Rehabilitation potential involves predicting who will benefit from rehabilitation. Decisions about rehabilitation potential must take into account personal, clinical and contextual factors, a process which is complicated in the presence of acute ill-health and frailty.


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Top Altmetric Articles of 2021

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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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