Aims and scope
BMJ Open Quality is an expanded and rebranded version of BMJ Quality Improvement Reports. The journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, peer reviewed healthcare improvement work. Articles covering original research, local, national and international QI projects, value-based healthcare improvement initiatives and educational improvement work are all considered.
BMJ Open Quality operates a fast submission process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date knowledge is available worldwide. The journal adheres to a rigorous and transparent peer review process and papers are considered on the basis of methodological soundness rather than priority or novelty.
BMJ Open Quality is wholly-owned by the BMJ Publishing Group.
|Publication Model||Open access|
|Launch date BMJ Open Quality||2017|
|Launch date BMJ QIR||2012|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|Time from Submission to First Decision||79 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||21 days|
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.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.