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Aims and scope

BMJ Open Gastroenterology is an online-only, peer-reviewed, open access gastroenterology journal, dedicated to publishing high-quality medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. It is the open access companion journal of Gut and is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.


BMJ Open Gastroenterology is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ.

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Open Gastroenterology editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief Professor Mark Beattie, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

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

Journal Statistics 2022

Acceptance rate: 36%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 4 days Time to first decision with review (median) : 30 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 24 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Gastroenterology & Hepatology Impact factor (JCR): 3.1 5 year Impact Factor: 3.2 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.63 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00268 Citescore: 4.9 Citescore rank: 57/149 SciMago Journal Rank: 1.008
Reach 2022 total content views: 250,880 2022 total Altmetric mentions: 3,048
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

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