27 Jun, 13 | by BMJ Group
The BMJ wants its research papers to help doctors make better decisions, which is why they are open access and free to view.
But to deliver on the pledge our research also needs to be scientifically valid, clinically relevant, widely read and cited, and appeal to international readers. Each year we get more than 3000 submissions, but we usually only accept 2 to 5%.
Sara Schroter has run the BMJ’s in-house research programme since 2001. Her latest report is an audit of papers submitted and published between 2004 and 2012. It tracks a range of indicators. These help us to see if our published research is being accessed on bmj.com and cited, and what proportion is getting picked up by secondary sources like Evidence Updates, Journal Watch, Evidence Based Medicine Journal, etc. more…