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BMC Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on surgical research, training, and practice.

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Please note that BMC Surgery no longer considers submissions of case reports. We would like to encourage you to submit your manuscripts to the Journal of Medical Case Reports instead. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.135 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.502 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    29 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    131 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    257 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • 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

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