Peer Review Week: An analysis of peer review style and quality

This week celebrates the first ever Peer Review Week; a collaborative concept from ORCID, Wiley, Sense About Science and ScienceOpen, to highlight and celebrate the invaluable role peer review plays in scientific and medical publishing. Here at BMJ Open we are, of course, advocates of open peer review and as such are pleased to be publishing […]

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Forum 2015: Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health

With the aim of identifying solutions to the world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation, Forum 2015 provided delegates with a unique global platform on which to present ideas for innovation in health and create partnerships for action. The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) partnered with the Philippines for this event, which […]

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Special offer for Second Global Symposium on Health Services Research authors

  The Second Global Symposium on Health Services Research will take place in Beijing in October/November 2012. We are delighted to announce that if you are a researcher whose work has been accepted for presentation at the symposium then you can receive a 25% discount on article-processing charges if you submit your manuscript to BMJ […]

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Exploring open access in higher education

  BMJ Open will be taking part in the The Guardian’s Higher Education Network’s live blog/debate tomorrow on Exploring open access in higher education. Discussion kicks off at noon, BST and will run until 2 pm. There is a large panel, drawn from publishing, academia, industry and policy. The event will ‘consider the various ways in which higher […]

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Open roads and closed sessions

  A recent report on the next steps for increasing open access to UK research concluded that Green OA infrastructure (i.e. repositories) should be encouraged while an economically sustainable transition to Gold OA is worked through.  ‘Heading for the open road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications’ by CEPA and Mark Ware Consulting, […]

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