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.

Editorial Board

For information about Frontline Gastroenterology Editor-in-Chief Professor Mark Beattie and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Frontline Gastroenterology is co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology and BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly (6 issues from 2020)
Launch date 2010
Digital Archive LOCKSS
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
ISSN 2041-4137
ISSN (online) 2041-4145

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 (2019)

Acceptance Rate 58%
Time from Submission to First Decision 42 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 15 days

Journal Metrics



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Rights and permissions


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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.


Members of BAPEN receive a discounted subscription rate to Frontline Gastroenterology as a benefit of membership; members should login to the BAPEN website for more information.

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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.

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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.