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We publish a special two-week issue of the BMJ over Christmas and New Year. We are pleased to consider all kinds of articles, including reports of original research, for this issue and particularly welcome colour illustrations.
All submissions should follow the standard requirements for BMJ articles. The final deadline for submission is usually in mid September, although articles can be submitted earlier in the year and saved up for consideration nearer Christmas. Our first editorial committee for the Christmas issue is in late August, and for consideration then we'd need the piece by July.
Submissions are peer reviewed in the normal way but those we want to consider in more detail are usually held over for appraisal at one or more Christmas hanging committees in the autumn.