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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. 

Amplify the impact of your work

Publishing open access with BMJ means more visibility and impact for your research. This can lead to more citations and additional benefits that go beyond the academic impact. Unrestricted access to research output allows others to build on your research, paving the way for important discoveries and improving patient care.

Find out how we measure impact at BMJ:

Research impact at BMJ >>   Article metrics & alerts >> BMJ impact report 2022 >>      


Read some of our journal articles related to research impact:

Open access at BMJ today 

  • The BMJ is ranked number 4 of all 172 general medical journals

    Journal Citations Report (Clarivate, 2023)

  • BMJ is the 11th most cited publisher in Clinical Medicine and 8th in Public Health

    Analysis of most cited publishers ranked by total citations for all years, Broad Research Areas (Dimensions, 2023)

  • Half of our indexed journals are at the top of their category Q1-Q2

    Journal Citations Report (Clarivate, 2023)

  • 80% of our Scopus indexed journals had an increase in their 2021 Citescore                                                                                             

    Scopus (Elsevier, 2023)

  • 23 million citations achieved from open access publications                                                                                                                               

    Dimensions 2023

  • Open access content in BMJ’s hybrid journals receives 4 times more citations than our other content

    BMJ Impact Report 2021

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