22 Oct, 12 | by Richard Sands, Managing Editor
Since launch in 2011, BMJ Open has published more than 600 open access original research articles and protocols on a wide variety of subjects in medicine and healthcare. An increasing number of these papers have linked datasets in the Dryad repository.
We are hugely grateful to the authors, peer reviewers and funders who have made all of this possible.
Now, we are delighted to announce the launch of the BMJ Open Editions. We’ve developed these editions to showcase and aid the discoverability of BMJ Open’s specialist research, initially from oncology, neurology, obstetrics and gynaecology, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and dermatology.
Our new editions demonstrate our commitment to these particular areas of research but BMJ Open remains committed to publishing research from all areas of medicine and healthcare.
High impact studies published to date include a technique to pick up outbreaks of hospital acquired infections more quickly from Oxford University; the potential link between sleeping pills and cancer from California’s Scripps Clinic; and unique research on the wellbeing and quality of life of people with locked-in syndrome.
BMJ Open is a natural home for research funded by organisations and institutions such as the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, because it allows authors to comply with their mandates to make all research openly accessible. In addition, we deposit all articles in PubMed Central without embargo and ensure that authors retain copyright for their work.
We hope you will consider BMJ Open when publishing your next paper and we look forward to receiving your manuscript.