What types of article does the BMJ consider?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:252

We are delighted to receive articles for publication—from doctors and others—on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health. We give priority to articles that will help doctors to make better decisions. Please see our advice to authors at, and if you would like to submit an article do so via our online editorial office at

All original research articles are submitted, although we may invite submission (without promising acceptance) if we come across research being presented at conferences, if we see it in abstract form, or if the authors make an inquiry about the suitability of their work before submission.

We are also pleased to consider submitted articles for sections which carry a mix of commissioned and submitted articles—editorials, analysis, clinical review, practice, fillers, and Career Focus. Please follow the specific advice on each of these article types (see before submitting your article. Some types of article—news, features, observations, head to head, views and reviews—are commissioned by the editors.

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