BMJ Open in PubMed Central

This week BMJ Open received confirmation the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the NLM collection and so may deposit articles in PubMed Central (PMC). This means that by publishing in BMJ Open authors will meet the requirements of major funders such as the Wellcome Trust by making their articles open access and ensuring their deposition in PMC. Another reason […]

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Special launch offer

To celebrate 15 years of online and open access publishing at the BMJ Group, any articles submitted to BMJ Open before 31 January 2011 will have their article-processing charge waived at acceptance. In May 1995 the BMJ became the first general medical journal to launch itself into cyberspace – see the development of bmj.com here. […]

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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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Press release

The official press release announcing BMJ Open can be found here. It includes a comment from Dr Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor-in-Chief, that helps set BMJ Open in the context of the BMJ Group’s history of open access, and its mission to help improve patient outcomes worldwide. […]

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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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BMJ Open: accessible medical research

Welcome to the BMJ Open blog, where we will be documenting our countdown to launch later this year. BMJ Open is an open access journal for general medical research. Using a continuous publication model the journal will provide rapid publication for research from any medical discipline or therapeutic area. Not only will the journal publish […]

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