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Guest Edited by Dr Kinda Ibrahim and Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell.


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Guest Edited by Prof. Hilde Verbeek and Dr. Gary mitchell.


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Guest Edited by Prof Ivan Aprahamian and Dr. Qian-Li Xue.

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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Assistant Editor

  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: July 2022

Research Article: The type and scope of physiotherapy is under-utilised in Australian residential aged care facilities: a national, cross-sectional survey of physiotherapists

With an increasingly ageing population in Australia, more older adults who are frail are living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The aim of this study was to detail the type, scope, and funding of physiotherapy utilised in Australian RACFs. Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) provide long-term accommodation and care to older adults who can no longer remain safely at home, and respite accommodation and care when older adults (or their carers) need a break from their usual living arrangements.

Study Protocol: Effect of a multicomponent exercise program and cognitive stimulation (VIVIFRAIL-COGN) on falls in frail community older persons with high risk of falls: study protocol for a randomized multicenter control trial

Falls represent important drivers of intrinsic capacity losses, functional limitations and reduced quality of life in the growing older adult’s population, especially among those presenting with frailty. Despite exercise- and cognitive training-based interventions have shown effectiveness for reducing fall rates, evidence around their putative cumulative effects on falls and fall-related complications (such as fractures, reduced quality of life and functional limitations) in frail individuals remains scarce.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    4.076 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.270 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.693 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.153 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    199 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    3,723,616 Downloads (2021)
    3,617 Altmetric mentions

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