Time to first decision with review:
34 days*
Time from acceptance to publication:
20 days*
Impact Factor:
2022 Total content views:
2022 Total Altmetric mentions:

After over 100 years of publication, the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps has become BMJ Military Health and incorporates the Journal of the Royal Navy Medical Services.

What does this mean?
  • You will now need to set up a subscription to continue receiving our content.
  • The journal will continue to be published bi-monthly (6 times a year) online and in print.
  • BMJ Military Health will continue to cover the very latest content in military medicine.
What do I need to do? Simply choose your subscription package and follow one of these links: For print and online For online only Why subscribe?
  • Take advantage of an exclusive 50% discount on subscription fees (RAMC, the Army Medical Service, Navy Medical service and Royal Airforce Medical service members only).
  • Continue to access high-quality research, reviews and case reports, pertaining to the practice of military medicine.
  • Stay up-to-date with current knowledge and expertise within the military medical field.
  • Access the content archive of the Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Services.

Aims and scope

BMJ Military Health is the home of research, reviews and commentary on the key issues in military health from around the globe. Lessons learned from more than a century’s conflicts are supplemented by up to the minute evidence from current practitioners the world over. For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

BMJ Military Health is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

BMJ Military Health is owned by BMJ
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
6 issues per year
Launch date
1903 as Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps; 2020 as BMJ Military Health
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Extended, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Double anonymised; both the reviewer and the author are anonymous to each other
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2022

Acceptance rate: 50%
Speed Time to first decision with review: 34 days (median) Time to first decision without review: 3 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 20 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Medical, General & Internal Impact Factor (JCR): 1.5 Impact Factor rank: 126/167 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.5 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.36 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00089 Citescore: 2.2 Citescore rank: 362/830 SciMago Journal Rank: 0.319
Reach 2022 total content views: 103,370 2022 total Altmetric mentions: 477
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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