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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Most read articles in January

The most read article in January was Bito et al‘s randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of wrap therapy in treating pressure ulcers. Both Crawley et al‘s paper on chronic fatigue syndrome amongst school-aged children and Margel and Fleshner’s ecological study of prostate cancer and the oral contraceptive pill remained highly popular. Rank Author(s) […]

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High levels of burnout among UK family doctors, especially in group practice

Levels of burnout in UK general practice are high, suggests a study of general practitioners (GPs) in one area of South East England, published in BMJ Open. Male doctors, those who work in group practices, and those who repeatedly see the same patients seem to be at significantly greater risk, the research shows, prompting the […]

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Most read articles in October

The most read article in October was Overgaard et al’s comparison of birth outcomes in freestanding midwifery units and obstetric units in Denmark. The article by Holden et al on the costs of prescribing analogue insulin remains highly viewed in second place and McGlade et al’s study of the regional variation in organ donation in the UK received coverage […]

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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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Most popular articles in September

September’s most-accessed articles are topped by the article by Holden et al. on costs to the UK NHS of prescribing analogue insulin. This article prompted some strongly worded responses on our site, and you can read the responses here. The BBC, among others, also covered this research (view their report here). Click on the titles to view the articles […]

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