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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6994.1550 (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1550
  1. Richard Smith,
  2. Tony Delamothe
  1. Editor Deputy editor BMJ, London WC1H 9JR

    The “BMJ” comes in 22 editions

    Some readers will be reading this editorial not in English but in Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, or Spanish. Indeed, some readers may never have even seen any of the weekly editions of the BMJ published in English from London. This is because the BMJ has 22 editions, several of them published in languages other than English. The aim of all of the editions of the BMJ is to publish rigorous, accessible information that will help doctors improve their practice and influence the international debate on health. But publishing the BMJ in different editions allows us to serve the different needs of different readers.

    The BMJ published its first local edition—in India and the Netherlands—in 1985. These local editions are published by local publishers in association with the BMJ Publishing Group, and most of them are monthly. Editors and editorial boards from the country concerned select material from the weekly BMJ that they think will be most …

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