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NEW: Cultural considerations in palliative care

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Ethics in palliative care

Guest Edited by Mariana Dittborn, Suzanne Metselaar and Guy Schofield

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New Content ItemCare challenges of home health patients living with dementia: a pathway forward with palliative care

New Content ItemRegional perspectives on the coordination and delivery of paediatric end-of-life care in the UK: a qualitative study

New Content ItemBarriers and facilitators of electronic patient-reported outcome measures (e-PROMs) for patients in home palliative cancer care: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ perceptions

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Aims and scope

BMC Palliative Care is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the clinical, scientific, ethical and policy issues, local and international, regarding all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the dying and for those with profound suffering related to chronic illness.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.5
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.2
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.245
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.907

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 187

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,790,737
    Altmetric mentions: 1,650

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  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
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  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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