Aims and scope

BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning is focused on the use of simulation and innovative technology as an educational method or intervention for professionals in all areas of health and social care education, workforce development and quality of care.

The journal seeks to contribute to research, innovation and knowledge translation for practitioners, teachers, students and leaders in all health and social care professions who wish to improve clinical outcomes, patient experience, and safety. This includes scholarly activity undertaken in conjunction with colleagues from diverse disciplines spanning psychology, sociology, anthropology, safety science, engineering, information technology, art and design, linguistics and more.

The journal will include research, reviews, editorials, case studies and policy papers in the use of simulation in education, training and professional development as well the increasingly diverse fields of innovative learning technologies: online and distance learning, MOOCs, Web 2.0 and Wikis, mobile learning technologies, serious gaming, podcasts, animation and other multimedia in both virtual and physical teaching environments.

Editorial Board

For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning is co-owned with the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly issues; continuous publication online
Launch Date 2014
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index; Scopus; Google Scholar; PubMed Central (Special Collection Journals)
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2056-6697

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance rate 60%
Time from submission to first decision 38 days
Time from acceptance to publication 13 days


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BMJ 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 the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, 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.