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New Content ItemPalliative Care in Severe Mental Illnesses

Guest Edited by Bárbara Antunes and Eva Katharina Masel

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Guest Edited by Michael Connolly and Barry Quinn 


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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
    3.113 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.917 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.562 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.960 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

    Speed
    53 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    68 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    1,373,387 Downloads (2021)
    2,157 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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