History of The BMJ online


The BMJ website celebrates its 20th birthday with an anniversary editorial, accompanying feature and podcast, and an infographic charting its online history (27 May)

The first research paper published to display peer review history goes live as part of a policy announced in September 2014 (6 February)

Inteactive graphics launched on thebmj.com (14 August)

A new name, logo, website design, and homepage address (thebmj.com) (30 June)

The patient partnership strategy launches, resulting in The BMJ becoming the first medical journal to receive a Patients Included certificate (30 June)

Video abstracts launched (9 April)

The site's India edition launches (3 February)

New data sharing policy: Drug and medical device trials considered for publication only if authors commit to making relevant anonymised patient level data available on reasonable request (January)

The BMJ open data campaign website goes live (30 October)

The site's US edition launches (1 October)

bmj.com wins UK Medical Journalists' Association website of the year award (10 July)

The BMJ tablet app launched for institutional and personal subscribers (13 July)

Fiona Godlee highly commended at British Society of Magazine Editors award

bmj.com moves to Drupal (8 November)
The BMJ is the first general medical journal to launch an iPad app (January)

The BMJ voted in the top 10 biomedical journals of the century by the Specialist Libraries Association

bmj.com highly commended at PPA awards (business website category)

The start of BMJ pico - the abridged version of research papers that will appear in the print journal. As always the full text open access version of research papers will be available online at bmj.com (1 January 2009)

NHS at 60 (28 June 2008)
Fully continuous publication (28 June 2008)
Launch of The BMJ videos (21 August 2010)
Open access credentials (31 July 2008)
Launch of Endgames - interactive quizzes for junior doctors (3 September 2008)
Launch of The BMJ podcasts (18 December 2008)

Redesigned bmj.com (20 January 2007)

Singing the body electronic (21 January 2006)

Revitalising rapid responses (4 June 2005)
Series, PowerPoint slides, and folders now available on bmj.com (24 September 2005)

Guardian readers vote bmj.com one of the web's five most useful health sites
Open access publishing takes off (3 January 2004)
bmj.com behind access controls (9 October 2004)

Scientific literature's open sesame? (3 May 2003)
The return of Questions and Answers (28 June 2003)
Paying for bmj.com (2 August 2003)

Winner of the Best Integration of Media
AOP UK Interactive Publishing Awards 2002

Three new initiatives involving bmj.com (9 March 2002)
Twenty thousand conversations (18 May 2002)
Is that it? How online articles have changed over the past five years (21 Dec 2002)

PubMed Central: creating an Aladdin's cave of ideas (6 January 2001)
Forthcoming theme issues and how we chose them (6 October 2001)

bmj.com named Best Business Product or Service at PPAi Interactive Publishing Awards 2000
The BMJ set to sign with PubMed Central, JSTOR, and WorldSpace (1 Jan 2000)
All journals from BMJ should be free online (15 Jan 2000)
Revel in electronic and paper media (22 July 2000)

What is publication? (16 January 1999)
Pleasing both authors and readers (3 April 1999)
Moving beyond journals: the future arrives with a crash (19 June 1999)
The joy of being electronic (21 August 1999)

The BMJ's website scales up (11 Apr 1998)
Letters to the editor: the new order (9 May 1998)

Does the world need a BMJ? (4 January 1997)
Meet Minerva in cyberspace (24 May 1997)
Developing bmj.com (13 Dec 1997)

BMJ on the internet (27 May 1995)
Hospital jobs on the internet (14 Oct 1995)