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Aims and scope
Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition. Frontline Gastroenterology is especially interested in articles on multidisciplinary research and care, focusing on both retrospective assessments of novel models of care as well as putative future directions of best practice. Specifically Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles in the domains of clinical quality, patient experience, service provision and medical education. Frontline Gastroenterology is an official publication of the British Society of Gastroenterology and is a companion journal to Gut and BMJ Open Gastroenterology. BSG members receive free access to FG as a benefit of membership. The journal is also affiliated with BAPEN and BSPGHAN; members receive a discounted subscription to the journal. For information about Frontline Gastroenterology Editor-in-Chief Professor Mark Beattie and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.
Plan S compliance
Frontline Gastroenterology is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.
Frontline Gastroenterology is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Quarterly (6 issues from 2020)
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index; PubMed Central; Scopus; Embase (Excerpta Medica); CINAHL; Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Articles published in Frontline Gastroenterology are held under an embargo for 12 months following publication in an issue. After this articles are made free to access and deposited in PubMed Central.
Journal Statistics 2022
Acceptance rate: 38%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 3 days Time to first decision with review (median) : 34 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 18 days
Impact Citescore: 3.8 Citescore rank: 70/149 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.682
Reach 2022 total content views: 260,60 2022 total Altmetric mentions: 2,454
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Members of BSPGHAN receive a discounted subscription rate to Frontline Gastroenterology as a benefit of membership; members should login to the BSPGHAN website for more information.
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