BMJ Open Respiratory Research

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BMJ has launched a new respiratory medicine journal in partnership with the British Thoracic Society.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an online-only, open-access title that promises high-quality, peer-reviewed, medical research in all disciplines and therapeutic areas of respiratory medicine, including respiratory science and critical care.

In common with its other open-access titles, BMJ says that the journal will publish a wide range of material that isn’t always available in more traditional outlets, such as study protocols and phase I clinical trials, meta-analyses, and small or specialist studies.

It plans to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure up-to-date research is rapidly available worldwide.

The journal will feature open peer review, for which reviewers will be required to sign their reports, and declare any competing interests to editors, in a bid to enhance the transparency of the publication process and boost the journal’s integrity and accountability.