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BMJ Open Respiratory Research

is an open access journal from BMJ and BTS, publishing papers across all areas of respiratory medicine, critical care and sleep medicine.

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing high quality papers across all areas of respiratory medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. The journal focuses on robustness of methodology and scientific rigour with less emphasis on novelty or perceived impact. It is indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus and Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is the open access companion to Thorax and is co-owned by the British Thoracic Society and BMJ. The journal adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics.

Stephen Chapman, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK
Matthew Wise, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
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BMJ Open Respiratory Research has been adopted as the official journal of the British Sleep Society the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and the British Association of Lung Research. Members of BTS, BSS, ARNS and BALR benefit from a discounted article publishing charge when submitting to the journal. For more details of how to claim the discount, see the Instructions for Authors.

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BMJ Open Respiratory Research accepts submissions of original research, protocols and reviews.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for BMJ Open Respiratory Research.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.