Freelance Statistical Reviewer


London, UK

Application Deadline

BMJ Open is an open access journal dedicated exclusively to publishing medical research. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication. BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as prepublication histories.

We consider papers addressing research questions in clinical medicine, public health and epidemiology. We also welcome studies in health services research, health economics, surgery, qualitative research, research methods, medical education, medical publishing and any other field that directly addresses patient outcomes or the practice and delivery of healthcare.

BMJ Open is seeking statisticians with experience in medical statistics to work in a freelance capacity for BMJ Open. They will provide an expert statistical review on manuscripts assigned to them by the journal’s editorial team and will return their comments within 1 week of assignment.


Provide a statistical or methodological review, as appropriate, on manuscripts assigned by the BMJ Open editorial team. We expect a review for an original manuscript to take between 2-3 hours to complete, and a review of the revised manuscript to take between 30 mins-1 hour to complete. Ideally, we are looking for someone who can commit to handling between 1 to 10 reviews a week.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Masters or Doctoral qualifications in Statistics or related fields are essential. You must also have experience as a statistician in medical research. Previous experience as a reviewer is essential.

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