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Aims and scope

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing respiratory and critical care medicine. It is the open access companion journal to Thorax and co-owned by the British Thoracic Society and BMJ. The journal focuses on robustness of methodology and scientific rigour with less emphasis on novelty or perceived impact. BMJ Open Respiratory Research operates a rapid review process, with continuous publication online, ensuring timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide. The journal publishes review articles and all research study types:
  • Basic science including laboratory based experiments and animal models
  • Pilot studies or proof of concept
  • Observational studies
  • Study protocols
  • Registries
  • Clinical trials from phase I to multicentre randomised clinical trials
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Open Respiratory Research editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page


BMJ Open Respiratory Research is co-owned by the British Thoracic Society and BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model
Open access
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index-Expanded, Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN (online)

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 29%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 9 days Time to first decision with review (median) : 84 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 20 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Respiratory System Impact factor (JCR): 4.1 Impact Factor rank: 26/65 5 year Impact Factor: 4.0 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.95 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00600 Citescore: 6.4 Citescore rank: 34/144 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.594
Reach 2023 total content views: 325,719 2023 total Altmetric mentions: 1,345
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The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.


link to the British Thoracic Society website
BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society.
link to the AllTrials website
BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.
link to the COPE website
BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

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