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Assistant Editor

  • Taylor Hayes, BioMed Central, USA

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: February 2021

Research: Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examined the complex interdependencies of support as staff responded to COVID-19 informing more effective responses to the ongoing pandemic.

Research: Structure and processes of emergency observation units with a geriatric focus: a scoping review

Combining observation principles and geriatric care concepts is considered a promising strategy for risk-stratification of older patients with emergency care needs. 


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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