Acceptance rate:
Time from acceptance to publication:
19 days*
Impact Factor:
2023 Total content views:

Aims and scope

BMJ Open Quality 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 uses 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 the open access companion journal to BMJ Quality & Safety. The journal adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics.
Our website provides resources to support you in your quality improvement work such as templates to help you run and write up quality improvement projects.


BMJ Open Quality is wholly-owned by the BMJ Publishing Group.

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Open Quality editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

Publication model
Open access
Launch date BMJ Open Quality
Launch date BMJ QIR
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Medline (Index Medicus), 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 2024

Acceptance rate: 61%
Speed Time to first decision with review: 76 days (median) Time to first decision without review: 9 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 19 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor: 1.3 Citescore: 2.2 Citescore rank: 187/310 Eigenfactor Score:0.0039 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.559
Reach 2023 total content views: 518,615 2023 total Altmetric mentions: 788
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

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