Authors

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated exclusively to publishing respiratory and critical care medicine research. The journal aims to provide rapid publication of research across a range of medical disciplines and therapeutic areas in respiratory medicine, through a continuous publication model.

Submissions should be made through the BMJ Open Respiratory Research Submission Site. All submissions are subject to external peer review. Submission to the journal implies that the work described has not been accepted for publication elsewhere, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and does not duplicate material already published.

BMJ Open Respiratory Research levies an Article Publishing Charge that reflects the true cost of the services provided. The standard charge is 1,700 GBP / 2,380 EUR / 3,000 USD (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors) . Protocols have a discounted APC of 1,000 GBP / 1,450 EUR / 1,650 USD. No payment information is requested before an article is accepted, so the ability to pay cannot affect editorial decisions. We do not offer refunds for Open Access once articles have been published. There are no submission, page or colour charges. Articles are published under a Creative Commons licence to facilitate reuse of the content and authors retain copyright; please refer to the BMJ Open Respiratory Research Copyright Licence Statement. For more information on Open Access, funder compliance, discounts and waivers please refer to the BMJ Author Hub.

Submission guidelines

For guidelines on submission and editorial policies for BMJ Open Respiratory Research please refer to the BMJ Author Hub. Here you will find information on planning your research through to submitting and promoting your research.

Planning your research
Writing your paper
Choosing a journal
Submitting your paper
After submitting
Promoting your paper
Open Access
Reviewing manuscripts

Article types

Please review the below specifications of each article type and the required article lengths, illustrations and table limits, and references counts. The word count excludes the title page, abstract, tables, acknowledgements and contributions, and references. Manuscripts should be as succinct as possible.

Original Research
Protocol
Review Articles
Supplements

Original Research

Original Research should follow the basic structure of Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, and tables and figures as appropriate.

Word count:

up to 4,000

Abstract:

up to 300

Tables/illustrations:

up to 5

References:

up to 100

Article Publishing Charge:

1,700 GBP / 2,380 EUR / 3,000 USD (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors)

Protocol

Protocols should report planned or ongoing studies. If data collection is complete, we will not consider the manuscript. BMJ Open Respiratory Research will consider for publication protocols for any study design, including observational studies and systematic reviews. More information on protocols can be found on the BMJ Author Hub.

Protocols should follow the following structure:

Title:

This should include the specific study type, e.g. randomised controlled trial.

Abstract:

This should be structured with the following sections. Introduction; Methods and analysis; Ethics and dissemination. Registration details should be included as a final section, if appropriate.

Introduction:

Explain the rationale for the study and what evidence gap it may fill. Appropriate previous literature should be referenced, including relevant systematic reviews.

Methods and Analysis:

Provide a full description of the study design, including the following. How the sample will be selected; interventions to be measured; the sample size calculation (drawing on previous literature) with an estimate of how many participants will be needed for the primary outcome to be statistically, clinically and/or politically significant; what outcomes will be measured, when and how; a data analysis plan.

Ethics and Dissemination:

Ethical and safety considerations and any dissemination plan (publications, data deposition and curation) should be covered here.

References

State any references used.

Authors’ Contributions:

State how each author was involved in writing the protocol.

Funding Statement:

Preferably worded as follows. Either: ‘This work was supported by [name of funder] grant number [xxx]’ or ‘This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors’.

Competing Interests Statement

State any competing interests.

Article Publishing Charge

1,000 GBP / 1,450 EUR / 1,650 USD (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors)

Review

Reviews will address any aspect of respiratory or critical care medicine. Prior discussion with the Editor is recommended.

Word count:

up to 3,000

Abstract:

up to 200

Tables/illustrations:

up to 5

References:

up to 100

Article Publishing Charge:

1,700 GBP / 2,380 EUR / 3,000 USD (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors)

Supplements

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is willing to consider publishing supplements to regular issues. For more information on supplement proposal please see the BMJ Author Hub.