Time to first decision with review

26 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

15 days*

Impact Factor


2021 total content views


2021 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.

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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

Ownership BMJ Military Health is owned by BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency 6 issues per year
Launch date  1903 as Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps; 2020 as BMJ Military Health
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
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 2633-3767
Online ISSN 2633-3775

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance rate: 52%

Time to first decision with review: 26 days (median)
Time to first decision without review: 2 days (median)
Time from acceptance to publication: 15 days (median)

Impact Factor category: Medical, General & Internal
Impact Factor (JCR): 2.8
Impact Factor rank: 91/172
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.8
Journal Citation Indicator: 0.42
Eigenfactor Score: 0.00039
Citescore: 2
Citescore rank: 320/826
SciMago Journal Rank: 0.286

2021 total content views: 116,945
2021 total Altmetric mentions: 1875

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.

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