BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making publishes 250th article

BMC Medical
Informatics and Decision Making
has recently hit the 250 published article landmark.

The journal has known considerable developments since its
launch back in 2001. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
is attracting more submissions than ever before and publications have climbed
by 50% in the last three years.

The 250th
article
, ‘The influence of context
and process when implementing e-health’,
by David Boddy and colleagues from
the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen, discusses factors that affect the
implementation of e-health projects and highlights that the integration of
information systems in other sectors can inform the delivery of e-health
programs in health care systems. The article has already been accessed over 500
times since its publication in January.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
is grateful to Dr Boddy and his colleagues for their contribution to the
journal.  This is also Prof. Mair’s third
publication in journals within the BMC series.

The journal would like to extend their appreciation to all
authors and reviewers who have been involved with the journal during the last
eight years.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our
gratitude to our committed Editorial
Board members.
 Our international
Editorial Board has played an important role in developing the journal, both by
contributing research and acting as peer reviewers. Editorial Board members
have regularly provided advice on editorial matters and other activities
related to the journal. They have also been involved in the recent process to
update and widen the journal’s scope.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making operates
an Open Access model,
which ensures that work published in the journal is accessible to readers
immediately and free of charge. Our open access policy increases the visibility
of research, as reflected by access counts and citations, the
top ten most viewed articles
have each received over 9,000 accesses, while
articles published in the journal have been cited
over 1,000 times
. The journal is currently tracked by Thomson Scientific (ISI)
and will receive its first impact factor in 2010.

If you are a researcher with an interest in information
management, systems and technology in healthcare and the study of medical
decision making, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
is keen to receive your next research article. We invite you to submit
your manuscript online.

We welcome readers’ feedback on the journal and its
contents. If you have any questions about the journal and our editorial
policies, or if you would like to be
involved in the journal, as an
author, reviewer, or Associate Editor, please do
get in touch.

Iratxe Puebla

Senior Editor, BMC-series journals

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