BMJ Open

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General information ?

  • Published by: BMJ
  • ISSN: 2044-6055
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: 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.
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  • Instructions for authors

Subject?

  • Main subject area: Medicine
  • Breadth of subject area: All of medicine
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Reports published with names
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Institutional membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: Choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC
  • Level of APC: $1600-2500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than 3 months
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than a month
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Encouraged but not insisted on
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes