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BMJ journals free to the developing world

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7334.380 (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:380

Now free for the 100 poorest countries

  1. Richard Smith, editor,
  2. Alex Williamson, publishing director, specialist journals
  1. BMJ Publishing Group
  2. BMJ and chief executive, BMJ Publishing Group

    The BMJ Publishing Group has for almost a year provided free access to the electronic version of its 23 specialist journals to anybody in the 50 poorest countries in the world.1 (The BMJ and the studentBMJ are, of course, free to everybody everywhere.) Now we are extending free access to over 100 of the poorest countries in the world, which between them include most of the world's population (see box). Within a few weeks (once we have solved some technical problems) we will also provide free access to Clinical Evidence, our evidence based compendium of answers to commonly asked clinical questions.2

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