BMJ Open Respiratory Research

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General information ?

  • Published by: BMJ in partnership with the British Thoracic Society
  • ISSN: 2052-4439
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: High quality medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas of respiratory and critical care medicine. The journal publishes review articles and all research study types: Basic science including laboratory based experiments and animal models Pilot studies or proof of concept Observational studies Study protocols Registries Clinical trials from phase I to multicentre randomised clinical trials Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
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  • Main subject area: Medicine
  • Breadth of subject area: Specialist
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Yes
  • 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 a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than a month
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Encouraged but not insisted on
  • Provides altmetrics: Accesses and citations
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: No
  • Copyedits: Yes