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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.

We offer different open access options so that you can share your research with the world while complying with funder mandates, such as those from Plan S.

Our fully open access titles range from the broad scope of BMJ Open, to a portfolio of more than 60 specialty subject journals

Fully Open Access Journals  


Publish open access in one of our transformative journals simply by choosing the open access option upon acceptance

  Transformative Journals     

Our hybrid journals are subscription journals that give you the option to publish open access

           Hybrid Journals               

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

                  The BMJ                   

Six reasons to choose open access at BMJ

  • More than a third of our indexed journals rank within top 10 of their category

    SCIE indexed journals, 2019 JCR year (Clarivate 2021)

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

  • In 2020, we published 19,816 open access articles with 45,286 citations achieved

    Dimensions 2021

  • We are the 9th most cited publisher in Clinical Medicine, 10th in Public Health and 8th in Health Services Research

    Analysis of most cited publishers ranked by total citations received in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Broad Research Areas, (Dimensions 2021)

  • In 2020, our fully open access journals received 13.2M article views by 10M users in over 150 countries

    Google Analytics 2021

  • 3.4M Altmetric mentions of open access articles published by BMJ

    Altmetric mentions of all open access articles published by BMJ (Altmetric 2021)

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