BMJ Open is an online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.
BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as pre-publication histories. Authors are asked to pay article-processing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. All papers are included in PubMed and ISI Current Contents (Web of Science).
Introducing BMJ Open Editions
The BMJ Open Editions are a new collection of six specialty areas offering a focused perspective on the wide range of
content published within BMJ Open.
Publishing with BMJ Open Editions provides authors with a further option to showcase their research, ensuring maximum exposure to peers. Readers also have a specialist channel to keep up-to-date with the latest relevant BMJ Open content.
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