Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

6 days*

Time to first decision with review

58 days*



SciMago Journal Rank


Total content views


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.

Led by Professor Yu-Chuan Jack Li, BMJ Health & Care Informatics is an official publication of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and published by BMJ.

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Health & Care Informatics Editor-in-Chief Professor Yu-Chuan Jack Li and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Health & Care Informatics is co-owned by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous Publication
Launch date 2019, previously published under Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics (2015) and Informatics in Primary Care(1995)
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar,  Cabell’s Directories, DOAJ
Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics previously indexed by CINAHL, British Nursing Index, EBSCOhost
Peer Review Model Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2632-1009

Journal Statistics 2022

Acceptance rate: 33%

Time to first decision without review (median): 6 days
Time to first decision with review (median): 58 days
Time from acceptance to publication (median): 21 days

Citescore: 2.8
Citescore rank: 66/109
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.579

2022 total content views: 116,190
2022 total Altmetric mentions: 724

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BMJ Health & Care Informatics is an official publication of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. BCS are co-owners of the journal with BMJ.

BMJ Health & Care Informatics is the official partner journal of the Faculty of Clinical informatics. The Faculty is represented on the editorial advisory board and offers discounts on article processing charges (APCs) for members.

Official Journal of IMIA

BMJ Health & Care Informatics is one of five official journals of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).


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.

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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.