High-impact medical journals

High-impact medical journals

50 million healthcare professionals rely on BMJ publications to improve their clinical knowledge

BMJ publishes 65+ health science titles. Ranging from pain medicine to cardiology and pediatrics to neurology, healthcare professionals around the world rely on the evidence-based, practical content of BMJ journals to improve their clinical knowledge and research.

As a leading source of global healthcare knowledge, BMJ journals continue to reach impressive new heights.

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20% of all indexed BMJ journals ranked in the Top 5 of their respective categories, and more than five thousand clinical guidelines & policy documents in 2022 cited articles published in journals from our portfolio.

With extensive global reach, BMJ journals enjoyed more than 100 million combined article page views in 2022. 12 journals also made the recently updated Clinically Useful Journals list.

High-impact titles from our portfolio include:

The BMJ is one of the world’s most influential and respected general medicine journals.

Evidence is the foundation of the journal’s content, which includes original research, reviews, expert analysis, authoritative opinion, medical education, and much more. 

Ranked #4th in Medicine, General & Internal
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 107.7
  • Citescore: 15.3

State of the Art clinical reviews provide the latest, specialty-specific medical knowledge in 5,000-word articles. Predominantly written by U.S. authors.

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The British Journal of Sports Medicine is an authoritative source for the latest research and debate in sports and exercise medicine. Content includes clinical education and implementation success stories, critical reviews, and original research. 

An editorial dedication to multimedia ensures podcasts, videos, and blogs are frequently posted to enhance article content. 

Ranked #1 in Sports Sciences
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 18.6
  • Citescore: 25.1

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Thorax, an international journal from BMJ and BTS, publishes high-impact research across all areas of respiratory medicine and critical care.

Thorax is one of the world’s leading respiratory medicine journals, publishing clinical and experimental research articles on respiratory medicine, pediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. Thorax seeks to publish significant advances in scientific understanding, which are likely to impact clinical practice. This includes articles concerning basic and translational mechanisms with application to clinical material (cell and molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and immunology). 

Ranked #6/65 in Thoracic Medicine
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 10
  • Citescore: 14.3

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Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading journal covering medical ethics, promoting ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. 

JME features articles on ethical aspects of health care relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policymakers, and patients. It also publishes an associated blog.

Ranked #2/16 in Medical Ethics
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 4.2
  • Citescore: 6.2

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 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health is a global journal focusing on socioeconomic determinants of health and population-level interventions.

JECH is a leading international journal devoted to publication of original research and reviews covering applied, methodological and theoretical issues with emphasis on studies using multidisciplinary or integrative approaches.

Ranked #30/207 (SCIE) &  #15/180 (SSCI)
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 6.3
  • Citescore: 9.3

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International Journal of Gynecological Cancer


The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer is a premier educational journal that publishes content on the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecological malignancies. Content includes original research, video articles, reviews, clinical trials protocols and opinion pieces. 

Encourage your readers to connect with experts through a monthly Twitter Journal Club hosted by the Editor and authors of lead articles.

Ranked #80/241 in Oncology &  #13/85 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 4.8
  • Citescore: 6.7

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A related open-access journal, and new to the BMJ portfolio, is BMJ Oncology – a journal with a mission to optimize cancer care and improve patient outcomes.

BMJ Oncology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing across the broad spectrum of cancer research, investigation, treatment, and practice.

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Open access titles



Family Medicine and Community Health is an open-access journal focusing on family medicine topics, general practice, and community health.

MCH strives to be a leading international journal that promotes ‘Health Care for All’ through disseminating novel knowledge and best practices in primary care, family medicine, and community health. FMCH publishes original research, reviews, methodology, commentary, reflection, and case studies from the population health lens. FMCH‘s Asian Focus section features reports of family medicine development in the Asia-Pacific region.

2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 6.1
  • Citescore: 8.4

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General Psychiatry is an open-access journal publishing research on mental health topics relevant to psychiatrists and mental health professionals.

The journal covers all topics of interest to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals internationally. GPSYCH publishes original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, forums on topical issues, case reports, research methods in psychiatry, and a unique section on ‘Biostatistics in Psychiatry.’ Original articles on basic research, clinical research, community-based studies, and ecological studies are all considered for publication.

2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2023

  • Impact factor: 11.9
  • Citescore: 18.9

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