BMJ Open’s first birthday

  It is a year today that BMJ Open published its first papers: prompting donuts all round! We have now published over 230 open access research articles, covering niche topics and major public health issues alike. Several articles have received plenty of press coverage. Some have prompted considerable national debate, such as this paper suggesting that there […]

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Locked-in syndrome article coverage

A month after launch, some of our first papers are still being picked up in the media (see today’s Irish Medical Times for coverage of our paper on delays in recording diagnoses of ovarian cancer). The paper by Bruno et al. on self-assessed well-being of locked-in syndrome patients received considerable coverage, including this interview on BBC […]

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Review for BMJ Open

Keep your analytical skills sharp, receive public acknowledgement of your efforts and save money on publication charges! BMJ Open is now reviewing articles for publication. Peer reviewing is a good way to hone your analytical skills and to get a ‘first look’ at forthcoming research. Our system of open peer review – publishing reviewers’ comments – […]

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Have your research seen by the world!

  BMJ Open is now welcoming submissions. Submit now – and your work could be included in the launch of our brand new open access journal. Instructions for authors are available here and you can read more about BMJ Open‘s aims and scope here. Open access has long been part of the BMJ Group ethos – BMJ research articles have been […]

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BMJ Open FAQs posted

A page that provides more specific information on BMJ Open has been added to the site here. Topics covered include BMJ Open‘s required reporting standards for submissions, data sharing policies, article processing charges, peer review and copyright agreement. We will be adding to this document but meanwhile you can click on the Contact us link with any […]

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