Acceptance Rate


Time to first decision with review (median)

59 days*

Time from acceptance to publication (median)

20 days*

2021 total content views


Aims and scope

BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies is an open access journal that publishes original research on complex healthcare interventions. Intended to encourage higher standards of science and more rapid dissemination of new knowledge in the field, it provides a high-impact international platform for both early and later stage clinical studies as well as long-term assessment and surveillance studies that meet high standards of design and reporting. It actively promotes the adoption of an IDEAL-based model of an evaluation framework and encourages the submission of studies at progressive stages, with a focus on device-based surgical and invasive treatments.

Editorial board

For information about BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies Editors-in-Chief Art Sedrakyan and Peter McCulloch and their editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies is wholly owned by the BMJ Publishing Group.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous
Online ISSN 2631-4940
Launch Date 2019
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by  PubMed Central, DOAJ, Google Scholar, Embase (Excerpta Medica)
Peer Review Model Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance Rate: 67%

Time to first decision without review: 32 days (median)
Time to first decision with review: 59 days (median)
Time from acceptance to publication: 20 days (median)

Citescore: 1.2
Citescore rank: 285/469
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.437

2021 total content views: 18,452

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BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies is an official journal of the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and instrument invention (ISNTii). The society’s mission is to support the development, evaluation and dissemination of new technologies and instruments for the treatment of patients with disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

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The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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