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.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Triple blind; the handling editor, reviewer and author are anonymous to each other|
Journal statistics (2018)
|Time from Submission to First Decision||20 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||20 days (online)
6 months (print)
Rights and permissions
BMJ Quality & Safety is an official journal of the National Patient Safety Foundation, now merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
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. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.