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Featured Content: June 2021
Research: The rising tide of dementia deaths: triangulation of data from three routine data sources using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
Dementia is currently the leading certified underlying cause of death in England. We assess how dementia recording on Office for National Statistics death certificates (ONS) corresponded to recording in general practice records (GP) and Hospital Episode Statistics (HES).
Research: Sarcopenia as a predictor of mortality among the critically ill in an intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The evidence of sarcopenia based on CT-scan as an important prognostic factor for critically ill patients has not seen consistent results. To determine the impact of sarcopenia on mortality in critically ill patients, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to quantify the association between sarcopenia and mortality.
New Collection! 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.Read More
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.
BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members
Interested in joining the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics?Read More
Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
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Top Altmetric Articles of 2020
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77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
199 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
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