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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 Editors-in-Chief Dr Stephen Chapman and Dr Matt Wise and their editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page

Ownership

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

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous
Launch date 2013
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Exerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN (online) 2052-4439

 

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 50%

Speed
Days to first decision: 31 days
Days from acceptance to publication: 22 days

Impact
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 1.31
Citescore: 3.9

Reach
2020 total content accesses: 281,270
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 2,051



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


Journal Metrics

Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Contact information

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Affiliations

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BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society.

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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.

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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