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BMJ is a champion of open access as a way to promote knowledge and accelerate discoveries. We place a great deal of importance on increasing the reach and use of what we publish, and we are actively reshaping the way medical research is conducted and disseminated.

At BMJ we offer different open access options so that you can share your research with the world.

  • We publish a number of fully open access titles from the broad scope BMJ Open, to a portfolio of specialty journals, spanning across different subject areas.

    Browse our gold open access journals

  • Publish open access in the majority of our subscription journals simply by choosing our open access option upon acceptance.


    Browse our hybrid journals

  • Out flagship journal The BMJ was an early pioneer of open access, publishing all research open access for over 20 years. 


    Visit The BMJ‘s open access page

Six reasons to choose open access at BMJ

  • Nearly half of our indexed journals rank within the top 10 of their category

    Journal Citation Report 2018

  • We publish some of the world’s most influential research affecting public discourse and policy making

  • We have published 31,733 open access articles, with 9,630 citations achieved in 2019

    Data taken from Dimensions and Highwire 2019

  • We are the 9th most cited publisher in clinical medicine and science, 7th in public health, and 5th in health services research

    Analysis of most cited publishers ranked by total citations received in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Broad Research Areas, Dimensions (2020)

  • In 2019, 11.9M articles were accessed by 8.9M online users from over 100 countries

    Google Analytics (2020)

  • Two million Altmetric mentions of open access articles published by BMJ

    Altmetric mentions of all open access articles published by BMJ (2020)

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“All components of the publishing experience were among the best I have ever experienced. Peer review and copy-editing were outstanding in quality, speed and responsiveness. ”
Prof. Till Bärnighausen, Heidelberg University, Germany

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