Acceptance Rate:
Time to first decision with review:
47 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
2023 total content views:
1.23 million
2023 total Altmetric mentions:

Aims and scope

BMJ Global Health is an open access, online journal from BMJ dedicated to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed content relevant to those involved in global health, including policy makers, funders, researchers, clinicians and frontline healthcare workers. To find out more about the journal’s vision, please read the introductory editorial from the journal’s founding Editor-in-Chief, Dr Seye Abimbola. The journal covers all aspects of global health, and the editor welcomes opinionated discussions to stimulate discussion and debate.
BMJ Global Health adheres to BMJ’s rigorous standards of peer-review and papers are considered on the basis of ethical and methodological soundness rather than their novelty, significance, or relevance to any particular group. The journal operates a fast submission process with continuous publication online to ensure that timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide to those who need it.


BMJ Global Health is owned by BMJ.

Editorial board

For information about the BMJ Global Health editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

Publication Model
Open access
Continuous online publication
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®); Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition and Social Sciences Edition; Social Sciences Citation Index®; Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences; MEDLINE; PubMed Central; Scopus; Embase (Excerpta Medica); DOAJ; Google Scholar
Peer review model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 16%
Speed Days to first decision with review: 47 days (median) Days to first decision without review: 5 days (median) Days from acceptance to publication: 31 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Impact Factor (JCR): 8.1 Impact Factor rank (JCR): 17/207 (SCIE) 9/180 (SSCI) 5 Year Impact Factor: 7.6 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.49 Eigenfactor: 0.03751 Citescore: 9.1 Citescore rank: 14/270 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.376
Reach 2023 total content views: 1.23 million 2023 total Altmetric mentions: 15,409
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics


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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.
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