BJGP’s impact, readership, and peer review

The British Journal of General Practice publishes high-quality research and has the highest impact factor of all primary care journals worldwide, reaching 4.43 for 2018; additional journal metrics are the 5-year impact factor 4.187, Immediacy Index 1.380, Eigenfactor 0.00937, and Article Influence Score 1.370.

The BJGP has a wide readership of 3.3 million downloads in 2018, and the journal is a leader in news coverage and altmetrics, with top Altmetric scores reaching 786, 800, and 992 to date. The BJGP offers open access and gives authors fast decisions.

Median time from submission to first decision is a market-leading 11 days, and 85% of authors receive a final decision within 2 months of submission.

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The British Journal of General Practice and BJGP Open are bringing research to clinical practice. BJGP Life is where we add the debate and opinion to help ensure everyone benefits from that research.

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