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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

Advanced machine learning and health-related multi-omics data 

Guest Edited by Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez and Wei Lan

New Content ItemPatient involvement and shared decision making

Guest Edited by Gaetano Gallo and Rosanne Janssens

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Towards a clinically-based common coordinate framework for the human gut cell atlas: the gut models

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The impact of artificial intelligence on the person-centred, doctor-patient relationship: some problems and solutions

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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the performance of machine learning algorithms for predicting perioperative mortality

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Development and user testing of a patient decision aid for cancer patients considering treatment for anxiety or depression


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

  • Citation Impact
    3.298 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.894 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.387 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.833 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    72 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,263,856 Downloads (2022)
    1,628 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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