Aims and scope

Read more about our content in the Welcome to BMJ Innovations Editorial. Healthcare is undergoing a revolution and novel medical technologies are being developed to treat patients in better and faster ways. Mobile revolution has put a handheld computer in pockets of billions and we are ushering in an era of mHealth. In developed and developing world alike healthcare costs are a concern and frugal innovations are being promoted for bringing down the costs of healthcare.

BMJ Innovations aims to promote innovative research which creates new, cost-effective medical devices, technologies, processes and systems that improve patient care, with particular focus on the needs of patients, physicians, and the health care industry as a whole and act as a platform to catalyse and seed more innovations.

Submissions to BMJ Innovations will be considered from all clinical areas of medicine along with business and process innovations that make healthcare accessible and affordable. Submissions from groups of investigators engaged in international collaborations are especially encouraged.

The broad areas of innovations that this journal aims to chronicle include but are not limited to:

  • Medical devices
  • mHealth and wearable health technologies
  • Assistive technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • Health IT, systems and process innovation

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Innovations Editor-in-Chief Ashley McKimm, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Innovations is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 2014
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Impact Factor n/a
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 2055-8074
Online ISSN 2055-642X

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance rate 43%
Time from submission to first decision 140 days
Time from acceptance to publication 20 days

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