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Triage system in emergency medicine

Guest Edited by:
Axel Heller and Arian Zaboli.


Aims and scope

BMC Emergency Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all urgent and emergency aspects of medicine, in both practice and basic research. In addition, the journal covers aspects of disaster medicine and medicine in special locations, such as conflict areas and military medicine, together with articles concerning healthcare services in the emergency departments.

The journal welcomes manuscripts in the following broad areas of research:
  • Patient management in the Emergency Department, quality and efficiency metrics, computer applications including decision support, computerized provider order entry, electronic medical records.
  • Out-of-hospital acute care, ground first responder and paramedic systems, ambulance service and other critical care transports, emergency medical service regulations, policies and guidelines.
  • Pediatric emergency medicine, neurological and psychiatric emergency medicine, toxicology and poisoning management, infection and sepsis, ultrasound, healthcare services research.
  • Resuscitation and cardiac emergency medicine, including but not limited to: thromboembolism, respiratory failure and stroke.
  • Trauma management including, but not limited to: head and neck injury, pelvic fracture, acute musculoskeletal trauma and cut injuries, trauma systems.
  • Emergency medicine in disaster situations, emergency medicine in conflict areas and military medicine.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.485 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.743 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.236 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.566 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

    52 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    52 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    738,934 Downloads (2021)
    878 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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

    More information is available here

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