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As a researcher, publishing your work is an important step in enhancing your academic career and ensuring your work has a wider impact. At BMJ, we are with you at every step of your publication journey and at any stage of your career. We can help you to optimise the presentation and impact of your work, and to disseminate your findings to the people who need to read it.

Publishing in one of our fully open access or transformative journals complies with policies set by funders (including Plan S), institutions and governments. Your institution may be part of an open access agreement with BMJ, which can help authors meet the cost of publishing (i.e. Article Processing Charge).

Options to publish your research open access at BMJ:

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Explore our journals in public health

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptance rate: 16%

Time to first decision*: 5 days

Citescore: 9.1

Journal Impact Factor: 8.1

JIF Rank (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health): 17/207 

Acceptance rate: 7%

Time to first decision: 55 days

Citescore: 8.4

Journal Impact Factor: 6.1

 

 

Acceptance rate:  21%

Time to first decision*: 3 days

Acceptance rate: 17%

Time to first decision*: 6 days

Citescore: 7.6

Journal Impact Factor: 4.9

JIF Rank (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health): 51/207

Acceptance rate: 9%

Time to first decision*: 8 days

Citescore: 9.3

Journal Impact Factor: 6.3

JIF Rank (Public, Environ & Occupational Health): 30/207

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision *: 58 days

Citescore: 5

Journal Impact Factor: 3.8

JIF Rank (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health): 80/207

*without review

Acceptance rate: 27%

Time to first decision*: 5 days

Citescore: 10.6

Journal Impact Factor: 5.2

JIF Rank (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health): 43/207

Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*:  4 days

Citescore: 4.4

Journal Impact Factor: 2.9

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal):      77/169

Acceptance rate: 15%

Time to first decision*: 3 days

Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 56 days

Citescore: 15.3

Journal Impact Factor: 107.7

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal):      4/169

Take a look at how research in this field can inspire real change

By sharing some of our impact stories in public health, we aim to highlight the real world relevance and impact of research published with us. If you’d like your research to drive positive change then do consider publishing open access in a BMJ journal. 

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Reasons to publish your public health research with us

Our open access content received on average 7 times more views than other content

Top open access articles mentioned in policy

Return on investment of public health interventions: a systematic review

 

Half-lives of PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA after end of exposure to contaminated drinking water

 

What is the impact of water sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities on care seeking behaviour and patient satisfaction? A systematic review of the evidence from low-income and middle-income countries

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