BMJ Open Science is a new, open access journal publishing preclinical and basic research related to medicine. The scope is broad and 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.
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 here.
A special issue on preclinical meta research is open for submissions. All authors who submit to the issue will have the benefit of having their APCs waived. Read more here.
"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.