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BMJ Open Science is a new, open access journal publishing preclinical and basic research that is closely aligned to medicine. BMJ Open Science considers all study types that describe or are relevant to preclinical research from study protocols through to original research articles, data descriptor articles and systematic reviews.

We welcome articles in all areas of biomedicine, such as:

Neuroscience
Genetics
Regenerative Medicine

BMJ Open Science adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics. To read the journal's detailed guidelines please see our Policies.

We support open practices:

Fostering open science with RRIDs and Protocols.io
Clear, intuitive submission process, with ORCiD sign-in for simplicity
Open, consensus peer review, led by an international editorial team
Broad range of article types welcomed, irrespective of findings

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Improving transparency, integrity, and reproducibility in biomedical research

"A new journal focused on quality and innovative approaches to address the limitations in preclinical research". Dr Emily Sena introduces BMJ Open Science: an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing preclinical and basic research that is close to medicine. Its mission is to improve the transparency, integrity, and reproducibility of biomedical research closely aligned to medicine. The scope is broad and covers the whole spectrum of preclinical and translational biomedical research.
BMJ Open Science considers all study types that describe or are relevant to preclinical research from study protocols through to original research articles, data descriptor articles and systematic reviews.
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