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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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.972
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.688

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 24
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 176

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 4,043,649
    Altmetric mentions: 4,453

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