BMJ Open’s fourth anniversary

Today is the fourth anniversary of BMJ Open publishing its first papers. Since 23 February 2011 we have published over 3000 open access papers with our open peer review process. One hundred of these papers have accompanying datasets in the Dryad data repository. We are still one of very few medical journals integrated with Dryad […]

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UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015

The UCL Division of Psychiatry’s Qualitative Researchers Working Group is working together with the UCL Department of Applied Health Research and the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre on a one day symposium to discuss questions, and to generate constructive commentary on the contributions that qualitative inquiry can make to understandings of health, illness and care. […]

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Alcohol vs semen quality, Tamiflu trials and mindfulness: The Most Read Articles in October

October’s most read articles include a cross-sectional study by Jensen et al. on the association of habitual alcohol consumption and reduced semen quality in young men. We also have a report on the risk of bias in industry-funded oseltamivir (Tamiflu) trials by Jefferson et al., and the ever popular paper on a web-based mindfulness course for the relief of anxiety and […]

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Prediabetes, PoTS and Portuguese physicians: most read articles in June

Several new papers made our top ten this month including Mainous et al.’s study on the prevalence of prediabetes in England, and McDonald et al.’s paper on postural tachycardia syndrome predominantly affecting young women. Other popular papers were the recently published paper from Krüsi et al., which explores the effects of criminalisation and policing of […]

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Divorce may be linked to higher risk of overweight/obesity among kids involved

Divorce may be linked to a higher risk of overweight and obesity among children affected by the marital split, suggests research published in the on-line journal BMJ Open. Boys may be especially prone to excess weight gain, the findings indicate. The researchers base their findings on a nationally representative sample of more than 3000 pupils […]

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Global salt intake, smoking cessation through Facebook and the cost of childbirth: Most read articles in January

The most-read article in January was Snow et al.’s patient led study ‘What happens when patients know more than their doctors?’ on the impact of patient education on the lives of people with diabetes. Hsia et al.’s newly-published cross-sectional study on the variation in charges and prices paid for vaginal and caesarean births has also been popular. Other […]

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Most read articles in November

The most read article in November was Arroll and Howard’s newly published prospective study on therapeutic approaches to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. The second most read was also a new study, by Liao and colleagues, on the content and quality of information in online advertisements for female genital cosmetic surgery. Rank Author(s) Title 1 Arroll […]

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