British Medical Journal (BMJ) will be launching a new journal, BMJ Paediatrics Open, which will be dedicated to publishing original research, clinical reviews, and protocols that deal with every aspect of child health. It particularly welcomes research in the neglected diseases that disproportionately affect children in low and middle income countries.

BMJ Paediatrics Open is an open access journal and is an official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The provision of child health is multidisciplinary and international.

The journal welcomes papers from all health care professions from anywhere in the world. Papers dealing with paediatric specialties, paediatric surgery, public health, or healthcare provision will all be accepted.