BMJ Open is an online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist 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-processing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. All papers are included in PubMed and ISI Current Contents (Web of Science).
Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality04/01/2016 Duration: 09min
Dr Alison Walker speaks to Professor Peter Griffiths about his research published in BMJ Open concerning Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study Read the full paper >> [url of paper to go here when known]
UK research spend in 2008 and 2012: comparing stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease and dementia19/05/2015 Duration: 09min
Dr Alison Walker speaks to Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez about his research published in BMJ Open investigating the UK governmental and charity research funding in 2012. This analysis covered the funding for cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), dementia and stroke, and made comparisons with 2008 levels. Read the full paper >> http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006648.full?sid=216cb451-6229-4f6e-9ac2-101942c6ff5e
Impact of the urgent care telephone service NHS 111 pilot sites21/10/2013 Duration: 15min
BMJ Open associate editor Alison Walker talks to Janette Turner, The University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, about her study examining the impact of the NHS 111 pilot.
Publishing priorities of biomedical research funders09/10/2013 Duration: 12min
BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Ellen Collins, Research Information Network, about her paper examining the publishing priorities of biomedical research funders.Read the full paper here: http://bit.ly/1acGNid
Prevalence and incidence rates of autism in the UK08/10/2013 Duration: 08min
BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Hershel Jick, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University School of Medicine, about his paper looking into prevalence and rates of autism in the UK.Read the full paper here bit.ly/1hYo0K1
The war on illegal drugs: Is it working?19/08/2013 Duration: 06min
BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Dan Werb, Urban Health Research Initiative, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about his team's study into patterns of illegal drug supply across the world.Read the full paper here: bit.ly/1gBGwN3
How active are our children? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study13/08/2013 Duration: 08min
We know that children in many parts of the world are spending too much time sitting, often glued to screens. But just how inactive are they?A report in BMJ Open from the Millennium Cohort Study looks at physical activity levels and social, economic and health-related circumstances of nearly 6500 children across the UK. The children wore accelerometers, gadgets that objectively measure movement.Trish Groves, BMJ Open editor in chief, talks to Carol Dezateux, from University College London's Institute of Child Health, about her team's research.Read the full paper here: bit.ly/1fT4Lou