About BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care)
Aims and scope
Improving quality and safety has never been higher on the agenda, so this is a timely opportunity to transform the journal
into an essential read for those interested in improving quality. BMJ Quality & Safety will provide a rich mix of news, opinion,
debate and research for academics, clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers. It will encourage the science of improvement,
debate, and new thinking on improving the quality of healthcare.
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 now.
The new look journal will integrate 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.
BMJ Quality & Safety is co-owned by the Health Foundation and BMJ.
|Acceptance rate||15% for original research submitted in 2013|
|Time from submission to first decision||
|Time from acceptance to publication||
19 days (online)
|Indexed by||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)|
|ISSN of BMJ Q&S||2044-5415|
|ISSN of BMJ Q&S Online||2044-5423|
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Rights and permissions
BMJ Quality & Safety is an official journal of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety
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. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.
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