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BMJ is a pioneer and champion of open access. We support and promote a future built on the principle of unrestricted access to the outputs of medical research, encouraging scientific discourse and facilitating further medical advances. 

Broadening your reach

Publishing open access with us means obtaining the widest audience possible for your research. You can have confidence that your work will be accessible, discoverable and visible to a global audience of researchers, clinicians and funders; as well as patients, health professionals, policy makers and the general public.

Increase your paper’s visibility and readership with these helpful resources:

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Read some of our journal articles related to online visibility:

Open access at BMJ today

  • Over 519K open access articles                                                             

    Dimensions 2022

  • 4.6 million mentions of open access articles                                    

    Mentions of all open access articles published by BMJ (Altmetric, 2022)

  • BMJ open access content receives 7 times more views than our other content

    BMJ Impact Report 2021

  • In 2021, content published open access in our journals received 16M article views by over 13M users in more than 150 countries

    Google Analytics, 2022

  • 526K Twitter followers and 349K Facebook fans


    Hootsuite, 2022

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