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BMJ Open

Online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas

The journal publishes all research study types, from protocols through phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small, specialist studies, and negative studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.

BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as pre-publication histories. Authors are asked to pay article-publishing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions.

All papers are included in MEDLINE/PubMed and Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science).

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BMJ Open News

New study links height loss and age-related cardiac deaths

Guardian - 09-Aug-2021

Get the measuring tape out, here's another biomarker to track!

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Study determines impact of lifestyle choices on expected age of death

Fight Aging! - 18-Mar-2020

Easier to understand in years, rather than percentages. Whole milk a surprisingly big factor.

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Life expectancy plummets in parts of UK

Independent - 18-Jan-2018

By 2041, women will live to 86.2 years and men 83.4 years. Decrease of almost a whole year compa...

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Heartburn drugs linked to premature death

NHS - 04-Jul-2017

PPIs reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. Used to treat heartburn and people at risk of sto...

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The sociable hobbies that will help you live a happier, longer life

Express - 15-Feb-2016

People’s long term health deteriorates rapidly after retirement. 6 year mortality rate drops fro...

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