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BMC Public Health

BMC Public Health

Editor-in-Chief: David Stieb

ISSN: 1471-2458 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12889

BioMed Central

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  • Frequent press coverage
  • Broad and inclusive scope
  • Largest open access public health journal

As the largest open access public health journal in the world, BMC Public Health is a peer reviewed journal with a broad scope welcoming articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. With a highly-visited website and frequent press coverage, we are part of the BMC series, a research community-focused collection publishing scientifically valid studies based on community-agreed standards of questioning, methods and analysis.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Related subjects » Environmental Health & Public Health - Medical Microbiology - Medicine - Public Health - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Impact Factor: 2.42 (2017) * 

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Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Medline, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, CAB Abstracts, CNKI, Current Abstracts, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection, EBSCO CINAHL, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Family & Society Studies Worldwide, EBSCO Food Science Source, EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center, EBSCO Public Affairs Index, EBSCO STM Source, EBSCO TOC Premier, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Gale Academic OneFile, Global Health, Health Reference Center Academic, INIS Atomindex, OCLC, ProQuest - Summon

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    BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.
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