Transfer your manuscript

If a manuscript is rejected at any stage of the process, the author can opt to submit it to another BMJ journal. Authors elect to have their manuscript transferred upon initial submission. If the manuscript is rejected, authors will have 5 days to change their mind before the manuscript is transferred.

Provided the author wants to continue, all versions of the manuscript, any supplementary files and peer review comments will automatically be transferred on the author’s behalf.

Once the transfer has been completed, the author will be asked to confirm the submission. The editor of the journal may choose to have the article reviewed again or make a decision based on any previous reviews. There is no guarantee of acceptance.

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