Aims and scope
BMJ Health & Care Informatics publishes international, peer-reviewed, high-quality research and evaluation, reviews, protocols, letters, commentaries and communication articles.
The essential scope of the journal is how informatics supports improvements in direct health and care service provision, but also incorporates public health strategies and interventions, implementation of learning health systems and national policy issues.
A core purpose of the journal is to bring together the academic and practitioner communities, so we invite professionals in health and care informatics who are unfamiliar with the conventions and processes of academic publishing to contact the editorial office for guidance on writing for publication.
|Publication Model||Open access|
|Launch date||2019, previously published under Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics (2015) and Informatics in Primary Care(1995)|
|Indexed by||Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, Cabell’s Directories, DOAJ|
|Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics previously indexed by||CINAHL, British Nursing Index, EBSCOhost|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal statistics (2019)
|Time from submission to first decision||41 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication (online)||24 days|
Rights and permissions
BMJ Health & Care Informatics is an official publication of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and co-owned by BMJ.
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 transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.