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We are pleased to announce that BMC Family Practice will be re-launched as BMC Primary Care on 1st January 2022.  The journal will remain open for submissions throughout the change of title and will continue to welcome articles on all aspects of primary health care research. By changing our title, we aim to better reflect our aims and scope to an international audience and in turn offer a better service to our authors.

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Aims and scope

BMC Family Practice is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of primary health care research. The journal has a special focus on clinical practice and decision-making, continuing professional education, eHealth, health services research in primary care settings, and health promotion.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

What areas of primary healthcare research does the journal consider?

The journal considers articles on all aspects of primary health care, general practice, and family medicine research. We particularly welcome submissions covering the following topics: 

    - Continuing professional education and development

    - eHealth, mHealth and informatics

    - Health services research in primary care

    - Primary care clinical practice and interventions

    - Screening, prevention and health promotion

More information can be found here

Journal Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Maire Clayton, BMC, USA

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