Wider reach and greater impact
Articles are free to access anytime, anywhere and by anyone, including patients, policy makers and the general public. This makes research more visible, leading to increased usage and citations.
In 2020, BMJ published 19,816 open access articles, with 45,286 citations achieved (Dimensions 2021)
3.4M Altmetric mentions of open access articles (Altmetric mentions of all open access articles published by BMJ, Altmetric 2021)
Most of our journals are indexed in major bibliographic databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE and Web of Science