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.

Our website provides a wide range of resources to support you in your quality improvement work such as blogs, podcasts and 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
Frequency Continuous
Launch date BMJ Open Quality 2017
Launch date BMJ QIR 2012
Digital archive LOCKSS
Indexed by PubMed Central, DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2399-6641

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 52%
Rejection Rate 48%
Time from Submission to First Decision 79 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 21 days

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