BMJ Open

eISSN: 2044-6055

Aims and Scope

BMJ Open is a peer-reviewed open access medical journal that is dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. It is published by BMJ and considers all research study types, from protocols through 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 prepublication histories.The editor-in-chief is Adrian Aldcroft.

Key Metrics

0.86 5-Year SI
Scite Index
Q1 Medicine (all)

Indexed in the following public directories

  • Web of Science
  • DOAJ
  • Scopus

Topics Covered

Journal Specifications

  • Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
  • Language English
  • Frequency Monthly
  • Article Processing Charges GBP 1500
  • Editorial Review Process Open peer review
General Details
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26.6k articles received 348.5k citations see all

  • 18,113 Supporting
  • 317,644 Mentioning
  • 3,192 Contrasting

Editorial notices

  • 0 Retractions
  • 0 Withdrawals
  • 427 Corrections
  • 489 Errata
  • 0 Expression of Concern


How long has BMJ Open been actively publishing?

BMJ Open has been in operation since 2011 till date.

What is the publishing frequency of BMJ Open ?

BMJ Open published with a Monthly frequency.

How many articles did BMJ Open publish last years ?

In 2021, BMJ Open published 18877 articles.

What is Citescore for BMJ Open ?

Citescore for BMJ Open is 3.7.

What is SNIP score for BMJ Open ?

SNIP score for BMJ Open is 1.32.

What is the SJR for BMJ Open ?

SJR for BMJ Open is Q1.

Who is the publisher of BMJ Open ?

BMJ Publishing Group is the publisher of BMJ Open.