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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.

Ownership

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

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 15% for original research submitted in 2013
Time from submission to first decision


22 days for reviewed original articles

Time from acceptance to publication

19 days (online)
3 months (print)

Frequency Monthly
Impact factor

3.281

*2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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


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


COPEBMJ 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. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logoBMJ 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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