The British Journal of Biomedical Science is the official journal of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Since January 2022, the journal began publishing under a Gold Open Access model. All articles will be immediately, permanently, and freely available to read, download, and access for people everywhere. Authors will retain copyright on all new articles published and the journal will be compliant with Plan S.


The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science.

For over 100 years IBMS has been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and to providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public.


Propose a Special Issue

Is there a trend in your field that is missing in-depth analysis or where new concepts are being developed? Are you organising or have recently organised a symposium, the topic of which needs more thorough discussion – and a wider audience? Submit a Special Issue proposal to BJBS.


BJBS indexed in the DOAJ

BJBS has been accepted for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has been awarded the DOAJ’s seal of approval!

The DOAJ Seal is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing. Only around 10% of journals indexed in DOAJ have been awarded the Seal.