Acceptance Rate


Time to first decision

12 days*

Impact Factor (JCR)




2020 total content views


2020 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 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
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date 2016
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
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; DOAJ; Google Scholar
Peer review model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2059-7908

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 22%

Days to first decision: 12 days (mean)
Days from acceptance to publication: 27 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Impact Factor (JCR): 5.558
Impact Factor rank (JCR): 27/204 (SCIE), 10/176 (SSCI)
5 Year Impact Factor:5.908
Journal Citation Indicator:1.56
Eigenfactor: 0.01806
Citescore: 5.5
Citescore rank: 19/242
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.111

2020 total content views: 953,413
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 27,509

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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Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences. Dryad enables scientists to validate published findings, explore new analysis methodologies, repurpose data for research questions unanticipated by the original authors, and perform synthetic studies. BMJ has been working with Dryad since 2010.

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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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The mission of OASPA is to support and represent the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. The BMJ Publishing Group has been a member since 2009.

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Open Access articles in BMJ Global Health are licensed using either Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) or Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license. These licenses let others distribute, remix, tweak and build upon your work.

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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.