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How to subscribe

Currently The BMJ offers subscriptions on a personal user, single institution, and consortia institutional basis. You can subscribe to both print and online, or online only.

To take out a personal subscription today, follow this link.

Details of our subscription pricing are available here.

Personal subscription options

Online only

The BMJ online ( is much more than just the weekly print issue of The BMJ. Updated continuously with the latest news, research, comment, and education resources, is one of the top medical journal websites in the world, with more than a million visitors a month. As well as providing free access to all original research, the site includes an archive back to 1840, a search functionality to help you easily find articles, an email alerts function to have relevant content delivered to your inbox, and the ability to quickly respond to articles you have read.

Individual subscribers to the print edition of The BMJ receive free access to

Subscribe to for £138 VAT per year. (The rate of VAT is different in each country and some countries do not add VAT.)

Order a personal online only subscription.

Print and online

The BMJ General Practice - print and online subscription
The BMJ General Practice has the highest impact factor in primary care. It is read by doctors involved in all areas of primary healthcare and features advertising relevant to the UK and Eire market.

Subscribe to The BMJ General Practice for £776 + VAT per year.

Order a personal subscription to The BMJ General Practice.

The BMJ Clinical Research  - print and online subscription
The BMJ Clinical Research is read by all grades of hospital doctors responsible for prescribing medicine and influencing decisions. Readers rate The BMJ Clinical Research the best weekly medical journal for clinical content, original research, and education, training, and development.

• UK & Eire: subscribe to The BMJ Clinical Research for £776 + VAT per year.
• Rest of world: subscribe to The BMJ Clinical Research for £974 + VAT per year. (The rate of VAT is different in each country and some countries do not add VAT.)

Order a personal subscription to The BMJ Clinical Research.

Subscribe online, using the links above or alternatively contact the BMJ Customer Services department.

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If you are a new customer to BMJ and The BMJ, you will be asked to register your details before completing the transaction. Within a two weeks of placing your order you will be sent the current issue of the publication, the print journal will be delivered to the address that you provide when you register.  

Once your credit card details have been accepted you will be prompted to activate your online access to by clicking the Activate your account button.

Your subscription is annual and will end 365 days after it starts but you will receive a renewal notification before it ends. If you would like your subscription period to begin from a previous issue of the journal please contact our customer services team on +44 (0)20 111 1105.

Institutional subscription options

Institutional access

For institutional access and pricing, please register your interest

Selling specifically to the institutional academic, government, corporate, hospital, and national license market, the sales team provide pre-sales and post-sales assistance, ensuring the customer is supported throughout the whole sales process.

The institutional sales team also deals with specialised custom pricing for consortia and multiple product purchases.

Institutional and corporate librarians will find a number of useful tools, reports, and additional information under Institutional Support Services.

For institutional sales please contact your regional sales representative, or our sales office by email or by phone on +44 (0)20 7383 6693. For further information on institutional subscriptions, please click here.

BMJ Journals Online Collection contains over 30 leading specialty journals ( is not part of this collection)., Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), the BMJ Evidence Centre and BMJ Learning are all available to institutions, libraries, corporations, and consortia as separate subscriptions. For more information, please contact our consortia sales team.

  • A discounted price is available to institutions on purchases of print and online made at the same time.
  • To obtain a four week free trial of the online collection for your institution, please contact our consortia sales team
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Activating your subscription

Once you have subscribed you will need to activate your subscription.

Activate: If you have a personal subscription to The BMJ's print issue or an online only subscription
Activate: If you are a BMA member
Activate: If you have an institutional subscription to The BMJ Institutional subscribers (single site licence)

Managing your subscription

There are several resources to help you manage your subscription to These links will take you to Help pages hosted on

Ways to get in touch

If you have any problems activating your subscription please contact:

Customer Services:
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F: +44 (0)20 7383 6402

Customer Services Department
BMJ, PO BOX 299, London WC1H 9TD, UK