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Mental health response to community disasters

Guest Edited by Dilwar Hussain, Amy Nitza, and Tara Powell.

Pediatric emergency medicine

Guest edited by Stephen Hearps and Sriram Ramgopal.

Violent crimes in the pre-hospital and hospital setting

Guest Edited by Ardavan M. Khoshnood and Daniel B. Wilhelms.

Optimizing opioid prescriptions in the emergency department

Guest Edited by Ashraf A. Dahaba and Rishi S. Nannan Panday.


  1. Authors: Mengistu Abebe Messelu, Baye Tsegaye Amlak, Gebrehiwot Berie Mekonnen, Asnake Gashaw Belayneh, Sosina Tamre, Ousman Adal, Tiruye Azene Demile, Yeshimebet Tamir Tsehay, Alamirew Enyew Belay, Henok Biresaw Netsere, Wubet Tazeb Wondie, Gebremeskel Kibret Abebe, Sileshi Mulatu and Temesgen Ayenew

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.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.936
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.745

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 164

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,251,999
    Altmetric mentions: 586

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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