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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. Today, over one third of our journals are wholly open access, and all research is open access in our flagship journal, The BMJ. Over the past year, the majority of our journals have been given ‘Transformative Journal’ status, meaning that they are committed to transitioning the research they publish to open access. 

Getting started with your paper

As a researcher, publishing your work is an important step in enhancing your academic career and getting noticed. At BMJ, we are with you at every step of your publication journey, helping you to optimise the presentation and impact of your work and to share your findings with the people who need to read it.

Publishing in one of our fully open access or transformative journals complies with policies set by funders, institutions and governments.

Open access at BMJ today

  • 9th most cited publisher in Clinical Medicine, 12th in Public Health, and 8th in Health Services Research

    Analysis of most cited publishers ranked by total citations in 2021, 2022, 2023, Broad Research Areas (Dimensions 2024)

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

    Dimensions 2024

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

“Publishing with BMJ was a very smooth and helpful process. I am very satisfied.”
Dr. M. Tahir Rizwan Khan, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
“BMJ provided a very professional and friendly publishing experience.”
Prof. Elisabeth Valmyr Bania, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
“I am very satisfied with my publishing experience in BMJ. Keep the great work going.”
Tecla Chelagat, Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

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