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BMJ announces new partnership

Global healthcare publisher BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) is to publish the Journal of Investigative Medicine, which is owned by the prestigious American Federation for Medical Research.

The first issue of the title under the new partnership is scheduled for January 2016. Taking on the American journal will add to BMJ’s expanding portfolio of more than 60 world leading medical and allied science journals, including several that are published in collaboration with US-based medical societies and associations.

The Journal of Investigative Medicine is peer reviewed and currently publishes 8 issues a year, covering the latest scientific developments in all medical research specialties, with the aim of translating these into clinical practice.

Editor-in-chief Dr Michael McPhaul, who has been at the journal’s helm since 2004, will continue in his role.

Welcoming the link with BMJ, he said: “The AFMR is excited to be joining with BMJ to publish the Journal of Investigative Medicine.

“This partnership will further accelerate the development of the journal as an outstanding venue for the publication of high quality research and timely reviews.”