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Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Now you’ve identified a journal to submit to, there are a few things you should be familiar with before you submit.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these 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.

    Please note that manuscript can only be submitted by an author of the manuscript and may not be submitted by a third party. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    39 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    217 days from submission to acceptance
    23 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    For BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (former title)
    3.659 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.767 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.505 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.764 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)