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  • Published by: BMJ
  • ISSN: 2057-0066
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: The BMJ gives priority to articles reporting original, robust research studies that can improve decision making in medical practice, policy, education, or future research and will be important to general medical readers internationally. The BMJ welcomes studies that will aid the translation of knowledge and implementation of evidence into practice and policy, and is particularly interested in evaluations of the comparative effectiveness of interventions. This knowledge may be most relevant to the day to day decisions doctors make with patients, to public health, or to policy decisions about healthcare.
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  • 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: Highly selective (IF over ~15)
  • 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: Personal membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: Choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC
  • Level of APC: Over $4500
  • Speed?

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

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes