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BMJ Open Science

is a broad scope open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing preclinical, translational and basic research relevant to medicine

BMJ Open Science is a broad scope open access journal that covers the whole range of preclinical and translational biomedical research and meta-research.

Led by Dr Emily Sena (University of Edinburgh) and her international editorial team, BMJ Open Science encourages and rewards open research practices and transparency in publishing and reporting.

Read our blog for updates and opinion on topical issues in open science and follow us on Twitter, @OpenScienceBMJ.

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

BMJ Open Science encourages proposals for themed collections of articles or special issues devoted to important and emerging topics in preclinical science related to medicine. Read more about how to become a guest editor for our journal.


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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.

Special Issue: Preclinical Meta Research

Our new collection highlights all research related to our special issue focussing on preclinical meta research in BMJ Open Science.