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Aims and scope

BMJ Quality & Safety provides a rich mix of news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers. It encourages the science of improvement, debate, and new thinking on improving the quality of healthcare. The journal is led by a patient-focused editorial team with a view towards helping all team members improve their knowledge with the overall goal of improving patient care. The journal integrates the academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in healthcare by encouraging academics to create evidence and knowledge valued by clinicians and clinicians to value using evidence and knowledge to improve quality.

Ownership

BMJ Quality & Safety is co-owned by the Health Foundation and BMJ.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate

8% for original research submitted in 2016

Time from submission to first decision

16 days for reviewed original articles

Time from acceptance to publication

15 days (online)
62 days (print)

Frequency

Monthly

Impact factor

4.996

Indexed by

Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)

Launch date

1992

ISSN of BMJ Q&S

2044-5415

ISSN of BMJ Q&S Online

2044-5423

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Affiliations

ASPSS

BMJ Quality & Safety is an official journal of the National Patient Safety Foundation.

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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.

Equator

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.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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