Reduction of ureteral stent encrustation by modulating the urine pH and inhibiting the crystal film with a new oral composition: a multicenter, placebo controlled, double blind, randomized clinical trial
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We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Pre-Clinical and Basic Research section in BMC Urology, led by Prof. Kenneth Iczkowski. We encourage authors to upload relevant reporting checklists (e.g. ARRIVE) when submitting to this section. Where appropriate, the Landis 4 criteria (randomisation, blinding, sample size calculation, and inclusion/exclusion criteria - https://www.nature.com/articles/nature11556 ) should be covered in the methods.
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BMC Urology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of urological disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
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Peer Review Taxonomy
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- Identity transparency: Single anonymized
- Reviewer interacts with: Editor
- Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication
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Annual Journal Metrics
72 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
54 days to first decision for all manuscripts
202 days from submission to acceptance
17 days from acceptance to publication