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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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 1.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.019
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.520

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 21
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 131

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,809,339
    Altmetric mentions: 257

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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