Navigating journal and peer review processes

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Key points to consider when choosing a journal
  • Tips on choosing between local, and national, and international journals
  • What the term “indexed journal” means
  • Measures of impact, particularly journal impact factor
  • Publishing with open access
  • Typical peer review process
  • How journals try to minimise bias in peer review
  • Research evidence for different kinds of peer review
  • How to avoid predatory journals.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

26 Jan 2016

Last updated

26 Jan 2016