Open Access options

What are my Open Access options?

Articles published under a gold Open Access model at BMJ are made free to access and reuse under a CC BY or CC BY-NC licence (dependent on the funder) immediately upon publication and are associated with an Article Publishing Charge (APC).

BMJ offers three options to make your research Gold Open Access:

Publish in The BMJ
The BMJ is our flagship international medical journal, committed to keeping research articles Open Access. To support this, we ask all authors to pay an APC of £3,000 (exclusive of VAT) on acceptance of their research paper. For more information, visit The BMJ’s Open Access page.

Publish in one of our fully Open Access journals, such as BMJ Open
BMJ publishes a number of fully Open Access titles from BMJ Open, our first fully Open Access journal, to 10+ specialty Open Access titles. You will find a full list of our Open Access titles along with information on fees and waivers here.

Publish in any of our remaining 50+ journals, using our Open Access option
Our Open Access option is available to any author publishing in a journal from BMJ; authors will be asked whether they wish to take up the option on acceptance of their article. Please visit the website of the individual journal you wish to submit to, to find out more about the associated APC. A list of all journals from BMJ can be found here.