impact factor 2.562

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, specialist studies, and negative 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-publishing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. All papers are included in MEDLINE/PubMed and Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science).  

Impact Factor: 2.562

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Free publication for all Zika Virus research

BMJ wants to support the fast development of research around the Zika virus by enabling researchers to share their findings as quickly as possible. Until the end of July 2016, all of our journals will waive the article-processing charge on open access articles investigating the Zika virus. If you wish to submit a manuscript about the Zika virus, please quote ZIKA2016. For full information on our author submission policies, click here.


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