The BMJ tablet app

The BMJ tablet app provides a selection of research, comment, and education from the weekly print issue of The BMJ, specifically designed for offline tablet reading. It is FREE to all current institutional and personal subscribers to The BMJ and BMA members and is available via your Safari browser at (currently only accessible to iPad users). Users are advised to save to their iPad home screen while in the library for the best user experience.

Key benefits

  • Key content from the weekly print issue designed for tablet reading
  • Allows offline reading where there's no mobile coverage
  • Easy to access when you bookmark to your home screen
  • FREE to all institutional and personal subscribers to The BMJ and BMA members

* link only accessible to iPad users

The BMJ's tablet app: your questions answered

1. Why have you launched The BMJ tablet app?

We want to expand where and how The BMJ content is available to our users. The BMJ tablet app delivers a high quality, offline, digital, mobile reading experience of the weekly print issue of The BMJ for all subscribers who have an iPad.

2. Who has free access to The BMJ tablet app?

The BMJ tablet app is free to all current subscribers toThe BMJ, whether you are from an institution or you are a personal subscriber. Personal subscribers, when prompted, should sign in with their username and password to access The BMJ tablet app.

If you are not a subscriber you can subscribe here Alternatively, we provide The BMJ iPad app via the iTunes app store - see the The BMJ iPad app page for more information.

3. Which tablet devices is The BMJ tablet app available on?

The iPad, as the current most popular tablet device, was our chosen target device at launch. We are committed to providing The BMJ as a native Android app and apologise for the length of time this is taking to develop. We hope to have one available in early 2015.

4. How is content from The BMJ tablet app made available for offline reading?

Users are able to download two issues available for offline reading. Users will be prompted to choose issues available for offline use on viewing each issue. The offline status (Downloading Content/ Issue Available Offline) is shown in the top navigation bar.

5. What is the difference between The BMJ tablet app and The BMJ iPad app available via the iTunes app store?

The BMJ tablet app includes all key content from the weekly print issue, with one issue available for offline reading and is free to subscribers. It is available through the Safari browser on supported tablet devices.

The BMJ iPad app contains the same article content but also includes news, blogs, podcasts and video feeds and all downloaded issues are available for offline reading. It is available via the iTunes store as a free download with a sample issue. Optional one month auto-renew subscriptions are available for £9.99 or in-app purchases of back issues for £2.99. The BMJ iPad app is free for BMA members. Please visit the The BMJ on the app store or read our FAQs at

6. How can I give my feedback?

If you have any questions or feedback please email

7. How can I find out more?

Read the editorial published to mark the launch of the tablet app.


To advertise in The BMJ iPad or BMJ tablet app, please contact:
Marc Clifford
T: + 44 (0) 20 7383 6161