27 February 2019

The British Society for Haematology and Wiley are pleased to announce the launch of a new title, eJHaem, which will provide an additional home for those wishing to publish haematology research on an Open Access basis.

Accepting direct submissions, as well as content cascaded from the British Journal of Haematology, the new title will launch in 2019. eJHaem will be the Society’s second official journal, and will complement the top quartile British Journal of Haematology. Speaking of the launch, the British Society for Haematology President, Professor Cheng-Hock Toh, said ‘the Society is proud of the contribution the British Journal of Haematology makes to international haematology research, and we are delighted to be able to provide a further outlet to disseminate knowledge and bring together those working in the field’. 

The new journal will be a Gold Open Access journal and its launch comes at an important time in the development of the research ecosystem. It provides haematology researchers who wish to publish their research in a top quality journal, and improve the visibility and accessibility of their research, with a choice of journal since the British Journal of Haematology is a hybrid title also offering the opportunity to publish on an open access basis. It responds to a desire from within the research community to see research published more rapidly. Currently the British Journal of Haematology is unable to publish the ever-mounting number of acceptable and valuable manuscripts it receives due to lack of space, so authors whose papers are unable to be published in an issue of British Journal of Haematology will now have the opportunity to have their article transferred to the new journal, helping increase the speed to publication and reducing the waste in peer review. Wiley’s Society Director for Health Sciences, Maria Khan, commented, ‘we are delighted to be able to announce the launch of this title; partnership is key to Wiley’s commitment to the research community especially at this transformative time, and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with our partner the British Society for Haematology, to strengthen our joint commitment to facilitating Open Research’.

eJHaem are also recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief and would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in applying - you can find out more here.