Open access options

BMJ provides a number of options for you to make your research open access.

Publish in The BMJ

Our flagship journal The BMJ was an early pioneer of open access, publishing all research on an open access basis for over 20 years. Non-research articles may also be published open access depending on funder mandates. For more information, visit The BMJ’s open access page.


Publish in one of our fully open access journals

BMJ publishes a number of fully open access titles from the broad-scope BMJ Open, our first fully open access journal, to a portfolio of specialty journals, spanning across different subject areas including global health, ophthalmology, respiratory research and many more.

Browse our list of fully open access journals.


Publish in one of our transformative journals using our open access option 

Our transformative journals are committed to the goal of transitioning to fully open research by gradually increasing their open access content in line with the growth targets set by cOAlition S. Simply choose the open access option upon acceptance

Browse our list of transformative journals.


Publish in one of our hybrid journals using our open access option 

Our open access option is available for most of our subscription journals. This option enables authors to publish their article open access for an Article Processing Charge (APC). Authors will be asked whether they wish to take up the option on acceptance of their article.

Browse our list of hybrid journals.