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Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

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.

Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: October 2021

Systematic mapping Review: Rehabilitation potential in older people living with frailty

Following periods of acute ill-health and injury, older people are frequently assessed and provided with rehabilitation services. Healthcare practitioners are required to make nuanced decisions about which patients are likely to benefit from and respond to rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to explore information about rehabilitation potential in older people to inform the development of an evidence-based assessment tool.

Randomized Controlled Trial: Effects of the tailored activity program (TAP) on dementia-related symptoms, health events and caregiver wellbeing.

People living with dementia (PLWD) and caregivers are adversely impacted by lack of meaningful activity leading to worse symptoms and impaired quality-of-life. There is a critical need to develop effective and well-tolerated treatments that mitigate clinical symptoms, engage PLWD and support caregiver wellbeing. 

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. 

Articles

BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?

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