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.
For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.
BMJ publishes Postgraduate Medical Journal on behalf of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Impact Factor||1.946 (2 year IF); 2.270 (5 year IF). Ranked 66/160 journals in Medicine, General & Internal (Clarivate Analytics 2019)|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal Statistics (2018)
|Acceptance Rate||14% for original research submitted in 2017|
|Time from submission to first decision||25 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||17 days (online)
3 months (print)
Rights and Permissions
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.
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.