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  1. Authors: Brian J Morris, Jake H Waskett, Joya Banerjee, Richard G Wamai, Aaron AR Tobian, Ronald H Gray, Stefan A Bailis, Robert C Bailey, Jeffrey D Klausner, Robin J Willcourt, Daniel T Halperin, Thomas E Wiswell and Adrian Mindel

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BMC Pediatrics is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of health care in neonates, children and adolescents, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.159 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.742 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    33 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    176 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    4,453 Altmetric mentions 

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