The BMJ is published by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association. This is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. Their publishing model—”continuous publication”— means that all articles appear on bmj.com before being included in an issue of the print journal. The website is updated daily with the BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.
All the BMJ’s original research is published in full on bmj.com, with open access and no limits on word counts. Their main aim to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients and to help to make better decisions.
About 1.3 million unique users download 5.9 million pages from bmj.com each month (ABCe audit, October 2008). The BMJ’s Impact Factor is 9.723 (ISI Web of Science, 2007).
This presetigious mediacl journal is coming in print since 1840 unintrrupted and now its available on weekly basis on three editions. On the footstepts of eco friendly envirionement The BMJ is printed on 100% recycled paper and mailed in a recyclable wrapper.
In May 1995 the BMJ became the first general medical journal to launch itself into cyberspace as bmj.com going on to win Best Business Product or Service at the PPAi Interactive Publishing Awards 2000, Best Integration of Media at the AOP UK Interactive Publishing Awards 2002, and to be voted one of the web’s five most useful health sites by Guardian Online readers and contributors in 2004. Continuous daily publication on bmj.com started in July 2008, with all content appearing online before print publication. We abridge many articles for the print BMJ, including all research.
In July 2008 the BMJ was named Medical Publication of the Year at the Medical Journalist Association’s awards in London.
In 1998, the BMJ became the first major general medical journal to provide free full text online access to its research articles, to deposit the full text in PubMed Central, and to allow authors to retain the copyright of their articles.
After 10 years of providing free access to its peer reviewed research online, the BMJ officially became an open access journal.
£1000 reward: archive competition
BMJ has invited esteemed users and announced £1000 for most interesting use of their archival collection.
Entrants should describe their use of the archive in the form of an article of no more than 1700 words, which should be received by 30 September 2009. The winning article will be published in this year’s Christmas issue.
Articles should be submitted via the journal’s manuscript submission website, http://submit.bmj.com, with “Competition” selected as the article type. Entrants should state in their submission that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the competition.