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Natural language processing in medical informatics

Guest Edited by Honghan Wu                                               

Sensor informatics and disease prediction

Guest Edited by Fazlullah Khan, Imran Razzak, T Poongodi and Varun G Menon  

Data sources and registries in healthcare

Guest Edited by Andrew D. Boyd and Pierangelo Veltri

Computational techniques for drug repositioning

Guest Edited by Alejandro Rodríguez González, Lucía Prieto Santamaría, Pu-Feng Du

Open source medical software

Guest Edited by Shawn Murphy 

Health information privacy and security

Guest Edited by Tony Sahama and Kassaye Y. Yigzaw

New Content Item (1) Counterfactual prediction models in medicine

Guest Edited by Umesh Kumar Lilhore and Matthew Sperrin

Editor's Highlights

New Content ItemCombining unsupervised, supervised and rule-based learning: the case of detecting patient allergies in electronic health records

New Content Item

Acquisition of temporal patterns from electronic health records: an application to multimorbid patients

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The Infomóvel—An information system for managing HIV/AIDS patients in rural areas of Mozambique

New Content ItemLeveraging electronic medical records for HIV testing, care, and treatment programming in Kenya—the national data warehouse project


Aims and scope

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information technologies and decision-making for human health.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.384 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.940 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    28 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    170 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    4,290 Altmetric mentions 

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