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 What does the IJOK publish?  Materi masih harus disesuaikan.....

The IJOKs mission is to lead the debate on health, and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. We aim to help doctors to make better decisions.

To achieve these aims we publish original research articles, review and educational articles, letters, and articles commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health. We are delighted to consider articles for publication from doctors and others, and from anywhere in the world.

We can publish only about 7% of the 7000-8000 articles we receive each year, but we aim to give quick and authoritative decisions. For all types of article the average time from submission to first decision is two to three weeks and from acceptance to publication eight to 10 weeks. These times are usually shorter for original research articles. We reject about two thirds of all submissions without sending them for external peer review, but many authors tell us they appreciate quick decisions that allow them to submit their work elsewhere without delay.

We also audit the performance of IJOK research articles, using a wide range of indicators to assess their impact on readers and their dissemination to the wider world.

Open access

Every research article published in the IJOK is immediately accessible on bmj.com through open access, to everyone at no charge.

Research articles, and any other type of article funded by a funder who mandates Open Access publication, are published under a Creative Commons Licence [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/].

For details of copyright and permission to use

Open peer review

We ask reviewers to sign their reports and declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send them. Reviewers advise the editors, who make the final decision (aided by an editorial manuscript committee meeting for some articles, including original research).

Who else advises the editors?

The editors receive invaluable support and advice on policy and practice from the BMJ international editorial advisory board  and the BMJ ethics committee

Advice on writing, laying out, and submitting articles

For fully detailed advice please follow the links in the index at the top left of this page. The main points, however, are here:
















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