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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. 

Ensuring the quality your work deserves

At BMJ, we actively promote ethical conduct and our processes guarantee that all manuscripts undergo the most rigorous review for ethical standards and research integrity. Our constructive and timely peer review ensures the quality and accuracy of all our research content.

BMJ is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Both organisations uphold the highest standards for open access publishing.

Learn about research integrity and peer review at BMJ:

Research integrity at BMJ >>   The peer review process >> Peer review at BMJ >>      


Watch these recent presentations from our participation at the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication:

Inclusion and Diversity and Bias in peer review and scientific publication Testing of Innovations in peer review and publishing: how to do it right Talking Peer Review, when two authors meet their peer reviewer


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Open access at BMJ today

  • With more than 180 years of publishing experience, BMJ currently publishes over 60 medical and allied science journals

  • Affiliated with more than 50 professional bodies, royal colleges, associations and societies

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

    2022 JCR year (Clarivate 2024)

“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
“BMJ provided a very user-friendly submission system, very fast peer review and quick post-acceptance publication. I'm very satisfied with the whole publishing experience.”
Amlan Ghosh, Presidency University, India

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