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Resources for authors

Editorial processes and publishing model

Learn more about The BMJ's editorial and peer review processes, publishing model, Open Access policy, impact, and other aspects of publication.

Article types and preparation

At The BMJ, we offer authors the opportunity to submit a range of article types. Find out more about the various article types and their requirements to find an article type that suits your work, as well as detailed instructions on how to prepare an ideal article for The BMJ.

Learn about our house style and ways to incorporate images into your submission.

Learn about our annual Christmas issue.


Submitting your article

Find out more about The BMJ submission system, how to navigate and manage your submitted papers, and the post-acceptance process.


Forms, policies, and ethics

Learn about the policies and principles that help The BMJ to be an ethical publisher.


Guidance for new authors


We offer specific advice for first time authors, and a detailed guide on whether The BMJ is the right place to submit your research.