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Aims and scope

The Postgraduate Medical Journal is a peer reviewed journal published on behalf of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. The journal aims to support junior doctors and their teachers and contribute to the continuing professional development of all doctors by publishing papers on a wide range of topics relevant to the practicing clinician and teacher. Papers published in PMJ include those that focus on core competencies; that describe current practice and new developments in all branches of medicine; that describe relevance and impact of translational research on clinical practice; that provide background relevant to examinations; and papers on medical education and medical education research. The PMJ supports CPD by providing the opportunity for doctors to publish many types of articles including original clinical research; reviews; quality improvement reports; editorials, and correspondence on clinical matters.

Editorial Board

For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Ownership

BMJ publishes Postgraduate Medical Journal on behalf of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.

Journal Information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1925
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Impact Factor 1.874
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 1469-0756
Print ISSN 0032-5473

Journal Statistics

Acceptance Rate 25% for original research submitted in 2016
Time from submission to first decision 24 days
Time from acceptance to publication 17 days (online) 4 months (print)

Contact Information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors

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Affiliations

COPE logo

The BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator logo

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logo

BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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