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We offer the Copyright Clearance Centre’s Rightslink licensing solution for all BMJ Journals’ reuse permissions.

The Rightslink service is quick and easy to use.  You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse BMJ content in many different ways.  Please see the following instructions:

  1.  Go to our Journals or The BMJ site and locate the content you wish to reuse

  2. Click on “Request Permissions” in the footnotes of the full text article, or under the Share tab, to get to the Rightslink Permission webpage

  3. Follow the instructions in the pop up window

For additional information see our Frequently asked questions or contact customer care:

CCC’s MarketPlace

If you require broader rights than the ones available on RightsLink please use CCC’s Marketplace service. The platform can be accessed here where you can search for the article’s title or its doi. 

For more information about Marketplace please follow this link or contact the customer care team at or call them at (+1) 978 646 2600.

STM Permissions Guidelines

BMJ is a signatory of the STM permissions guidelines. BMJ is happy to participate to decrease barriers to researchers and facilitate the process of scientific publishing in journals.

BMJ changed its participation in the STM guidelines in 2020, which applies to signatories when reusing content in journal articles only. Signatories reusing BMJ content in books and other products will be charged a permission fee. BMJ will pay permission fees for the reuse of any signatories’ book content in our products. Our RightsLink implementation reflects this.

It should be emphasised that these are just guidelines and requests should still go through RightsLink or be emailed to the BMJ Permissions department.

If you wish to, you can read more about it here:

Permission requests

For any reuse rights not available on RightsLink or (including multiple rights for a campaign) please complete this form and someone from the BMJ Permissions Department will be in touch.

Clinical Trial requests

If you are seeking permission to use BMJ content in a clinical trial please complete this form and someone from the BMJ Permissions Department will be in touch. 

Author permissions

As the author of a work published by BMJ, you retain some rights to reuse the work. Please visit this page to find out more.  


Please note that our automated permissions do not allow you to alter the material, other than to make stylistic changes. If you wish to adapt material please send a draft of the revised work and a full reference to the original to


The Publisher’s Licensing Society portal, PLSClear, offers a UK-based permissions service for BMJ content.


Non-journal content

BMJ Learning, BMJ Best Practice and BMJ OnExamination

To reuse content from BMJ Learning please use CCC’s MarketPlace

To reuse content from BMJ Best Practice please use CCC’s MarketPlace.

For OnExam and any other BMJ products please send full details of your request to


Permission requests to reuse videos, visual abstracts, and podcasts are not covered by RightsLink and other automated services: please send full details of your request to

You can now acquire permission to use infographics via RightsLink: on the infographic’s webpage click Request Permissions and select Infographic as the portion. If you wish to use only a portion of an infographic please send full details to 

EULAR textbooks

To reuse material from any of the EULAR Textbooks please contact 

Western Journal of Medicine

If you wish to reuse content from the Western Journal of Medicine, or any other discontinued BMJ content, please email and our Permissions team will send a link to a  RightsLink window for reuse of the content.