Aims and scope

BMJ Leader is an international, peer-reviewed, online only, subscription based journal that publishes articles in the field of healthcare leadership. With a focus on original research and reviews, the journal is a place of discussion and debate for the many disciplines that make up leadership in the health services.

BMJ Leader is the official journal of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.


BMJ Leader is co-owned by BMJ and the RCP in association with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Editorial Board

For information about BMJ Leader’s Editor in Chief Professor Stephen Powis and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page

Journal statistics

Frequency Quarterly
Launch Date 2017
Online ISSN 2398-631X

Contact information

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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


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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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.