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Sexual health and aging: overcoming stigmas and addressing healthcare needs

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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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.320
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.203

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 38
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 194

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 5,279,671
    Altmetric mentions: 4,306

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