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.
|Publication Model||Open access|
|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|
Journal statistics (2018)
|Time from submission to first decision||13 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||18 days (online)|
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.