BMJ Medicine is a new open access, multispecialty journal

It exists to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration and discussion, encouraging debate on controversial topics and the exchange of new knowledge and ideas to improve the health of patients and the public. Closely aligned with The BMJ, BMJ Medicine prioritises influential research, reviews and methodology papers with the potential to improve medical practice, policy, education or future studies.

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Introducing BMJ Medicine

In envisaging BMJ Medicine, we allowed ourselves to imagine what the most ethical journal built on the most principled editorial and publishing policies would look like. We believe BMJ Medicine is that journal.

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02 August, 2021


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03 August, 2021

(Video) The BMJ Editor in Chief talks about the launch of the BMJ Medicine journal

Editor in Chief Interview

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Editor-in-Chief

Dr Sophie Cook

Sophie is a doctor who trained and worked in the UK as a general practitioner. She has 12 years’ editorial experience at The BMJ. Sophie is particularly passionate about improving the health of women and children, the effects of climate on health, promoting sustainable healthcare, and the impact of social determinants of health.


Clinical Editor

Dr Emma Rourke

Emma is a UK-trained doctor working in primary care, where consulting with patients, practicing evidence-based medicine and facilitating shared decision making are central to her role. She has previously been involved with clinical and pre-clinical research in areas of oncology and psychiatry, and has experienced the process of peer review and publication from the author’s perspective.