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
- Health IT, systems and process innovation
BMJ Innovations is owned by BMJ.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Indexed by||PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal statistics (2019)
|Time from submission to first decision||140 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||20 days|
Rights and Permissions
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