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 Joseph Lim, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous
Launch date 2014
Digital archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer review model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2054-4774

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance rate 61%
Time from submission to first decision 13 days
Time from acceptance to publication 26 days

Journal Metrics

Gastroenterology category

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors

Rights and permissions


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.