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Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    50 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    86 days from submission to acceptance
    68 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage
    13,207 Downloads
    140 Altmetric Mentions

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More than 500 institutions have partnered with BMC through the membership program. As an affiliated Author from a member institution, you may be entitled to submit your manuscript without paying the article processing charge (APC) or with a discount. Check here if your institution is a member!

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