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BMJ Leader

is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only journal focusing on leadership in health and care.

BMJ Leader is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

Call for Papers! BMJ Leader is publishing a Special Issue on Leadership, EDI, and social justice in times of crisis. For more information, please visit the website >>>

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Our overarching purpose is to improve the results and experience delivered by health and care systems for their patients, populations and workforces. To deliver on this purpose, we help to build better leaders – people who are rounded, resilient and equipped with effective leadership skills and knowledge. Just as importantly, we nurture a community of leaders by improving connectivity and encouraging debate.

BMJ Leader showcases original research and reviews, interpretations of the evidence base, and reflections and debate by practitioners on the key themes of leadership. It is the place to find and contribute evidence, reflection and discussion on the many disciplines that drive leadership in health and care.

BMJ Leader adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics. To read the journal's detailed guidelines please see our policies.


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BMJ Leader accepts submissions of a range of article types, including research papers, commentaries and reviews.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for BMJ Leader.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

BMJ Leader Live

24 February 2023
etc.venues St Paul’s, London
Developing better leaders in health and care

Don’t miss out - unite and exchange thoughts, ambitions and learnings with today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare leaders at the inaugural BMJ Leader Live.

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