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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 2021 >>      


Read some of our journal articles related to research impact:

Open access at BMJ today 

  • The BMJ is ranked within the top 5 of all 169 general medical journals

    Journal Citations Report (Clarivate, 2021)

  • BMJ is the 6th most cited publisher in Clinical Medicine and 5th in Public Health

    Analysis of most cited publishers ranked by total citations for all years, Broad Research Areas (Dimensions, 2021)

  • 89% of our indexed journals received an increase in their 2020 JCR Impact Factor

    Journal Citations Report (Clarivate, 2021)

  • 80% of our Scopus indexed journals had an increase in their 2020 Citescore

    Scopus (Elsevier, 2021)

  • 9.9 million citations achieved from open access publications

    Dimensions 2021

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

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