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; members receive a discounted subscription to the journal.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Frequency||Quarterly (6 issues from 2020)|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index; PubMed Central; Embase (Excerpta Medica); CINAHL; Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; 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 (2018)
|Instant Rejection Rate||32%|
|Time from Submission to First Decision||42 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||19 days|
Rights and permissions
Members of the British Society of Gastroenterology receive Frontline Gastroenterology as a benefit of membership; members should login to the British Society of Gastroenterology website to access the journal.
BMJ Publishing Group 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 reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.