The BMJ Android app

The BMJ Android app

The BMJ Android app is based on the journal's weekly print issue, but with added “online first” articles and extra features, including embedded video, audio, infographics, links to archived content, and the ability to bookmark and add notes.

Download the app from the Google Play store.

Key benefits

  • Latest research, “state of the art” and other clinical reviews, practice articles, news, features, analysis, and comment (editorials, personal views, etc)
  • Embedded audio, video, and infographics
  • Links to related recent content from thebmj.com archive
  • Ability to respond to articles
  • Ability to bookmark articles, add notes, and search
  • FREE to BMA members

The BMJ Android app is free to download. A four week auto-renewing subscription costs £10.49. This provides you with instant access to the current issue plus the three subsequent issues. You can also buy past issues at the single issue price of £3.99.

The North America price is US $9.99/CAN$12.55 for a monthly auto-renewing subscription (the single issue price is US$2.99/CAN$3.75).

The BMJ Android app: your questions answered

1. Tell me more about The BMJ Android app

The BMJ Android app is for readers who want to browse The BMJ as they would the weekly print journal wherever they are in the world, with the option of reading offline. Many readers like to access a “curated” version of The BMJ, but with the added interactivity that the print journal cannot deliver (bookmarking, adding notes, responding to articles, interactive graphics, audio and video, etc).

2. Do you still have to pay if you already have a print and/or online subscription?

Yes. The BMJ Android app was developed as a separate product to the print, web, and iPad versions of The BMJ, and it sits on a separate platform (Google Play). The app itself is free to download. A four week auto-renewing subscription costs £10.49 (£8.74 plus tax). This provides you with instant access to the current issue plus the three subsequent issues. You can also buy past issues at the single issue price of £3.99 (£3.32 plus tax). The North America price is US$9.99/CAN$12.55 for an auto-renewing monthly subscription (the single issue price is US$2.99/CAN $3.75).

3. Do BMA members get Android issues for free?

Yes, BMA members now get Android issues of The BMJ for free. Visit this registration page to sign up. Users who have provided their BMA membership number in a previous My Account registration will have automatic free access when logging in on the Android library screen. They will have to log in via the library screen again each time a new issue appears, and also to access the news feed on the app.

4. Can I substitute my print copy of The BMJ for the Android version?

Some readers may see their Android device as a means of reducing their reliance on printed journals for environmental reasons. But at the moment we have no plans to offer it as an alternative. This is mainly for cost reasons. Secondly, the print journal brings in important revenue from advertising. We are looking at ways to encourage advertisers to make use of the Android and iPad apps. As usage of the app increases, more of them may be persuaded to do this. Thirdly, our weekly print run would have to reduce substantially to deliver cost savings. BMJ has a very active campaign to reduce its carbon footprint. This includes printing The BMJ on recycled paper.

5. What does a four week subscription entitle me to?

It entitles you to the current issue and the following three. You can also buy back issues at the single issue price of £3.99 (£3.32 plus tax). The North America price is US$9.99/CAN$12.55 for an auto-renewing monthly subscription (the single issue price is US$2.99/CAN$3.75)

6. How can I give my feedback?

If you have any further questions, email support@bmj.com.

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Marc Clifford

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T: + 44 (0) 20 7383 6161