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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

  • In 2023, BMJ published 21,086 open access articles, with 11,603 citations achieved                                          

    Dimensions 2024

  • 5.8 million mentions of open access articles                                    

    Mentions of all open access articles published by BMJ (Altmetric, 2024)

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

    BMJ Impact Report 2022

  • In 2022, content published open access in our journals received 26M article views by over 17M users in over 200 countries

    Google Analytics, 2023

  • 715K followers on X and 409K fans on Facebook


    Sprout 2024

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