Expanding access in high-quality respiratory and critical care medicine research: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
- 1Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, UK
- 2Consultant Adult Critical Care, University Hospital of Wales, and National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Academic Health Science Collaboration (AHSC) Clinical Research Fellow, UK
- Correspondence to ,
- Accepted 13 August 2013
- Published 3 October 2013
We are delighted to introduce BMJ Open Respiratory Research, an online peer-reviewed open access respiratory medicine journal published by the BMJ in partnership with the British Thoracic Society. The journal is dedicated to rapid publication of high-quality research from all areas of respiratory medicine, including respiratory science and critical care.
Publication bias and a preoccupation with journal impact factor mean that currently available research findings in respiratory medicine are likely to represent only the ‘tip of the iceberg’, with many more preliminary, small-scale or negative studies remaining unavailable to the research community. Open access journals have their proponents1 ,2 and detractors3 , …