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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.

Did you know you can publish the data from your article?

Auer et al. did just that when they published the data from their BMC Geriatrics article on DEMDATA in BMC Research Notes. You can find the data through the cross-link on their article, or discover it in PubMed, Scopus, SCImago and other indexing services.

Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Geriatrics, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


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.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editors

  • Taylor Hayes, BioMed Central, USA

Section Editors

  • Ian Cameron, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Kee-Lee Chou, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
  • Danan Gu, United Nations, USA
  • Koen Milisen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • John Tower, University of Southern California, USA
  • Pieter Jelle Visser, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Netherlands

Danan Gu, Section Editor

Danan Gu earned a Ph.D. degree in demography in Peking University in 2001. He works at the United Nations Population Division since 2009. He is Section Editor of BMC Geriatrics since 2012.

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