BMJ Publishing Group Journals Agreement 2019-2020

  • Start: 1 Jan 2019
    Expiry: 31 Dec 2020
  • Description:

    BMJ Group is a leading global publisher of peer-reviewed medical journals covering a broad selection of medical specialties.

Product overview

Please review the Detailed Offer document for full details of the agreement. Option 1 covers Institutions with Medical Schools, with Option 2 covering institutions without a Medical School.

Higher education, further education, Affiliates and Research Councils are eligible for this agreement. The dedicated HE in FE agreement is available.


Institutions should review the publisher quotation prior to ordering (please request or await the renewal quotation in early to mid-October). Please ensure all orders are placed via the Jisc Collections website to confirm the order and agree to the terms of the licence electronically. Please choose the option required at the Checkout and include any relevant quotes, notes or purchase order number. Institutions may select the publisher or an agent of choice for invoicing at checkout


Jisc Collections is currently working with BMJ to review open access data in order to offer the most suitable open access offset model. Once agreed, the licence and Detailed Pricing Document will be amended to include an open access offset for 2020 (year 2). A membership agreement and pre-pay option is available in the meantime, directly via BMJ.

Publisher contacts

Chris Askew
Inside sales team leader
T: 0207 383 6608

Phil Perks
Sales manager
T: 0203 655 5607
M: 07917557749

Backfiles or archives included

Back to Volume 1, issue 1 (where available or the earliest digitalised versions held by BMJ) during Subscription Period only.

Backfiles or archives separate

The associated “BMJ title list” provides full details.

BMJ Journals Online Archive

The full back archive is now available for all BMJ owned Journals to volume 1, issue 1, which has no additional fee during the Licence Subscription Period only. Any further access to the archive post-termination requires a separate fee and additional licence terms and conditions.

Policy (non contractual)

Non-subscribers who register currently have free access to all articles published prior to 2006 back to volume 1, issue 1 (excluding databases) and subject to any BMJ policy changes, which may occur at any time without notice. Institutional subscribers may access the entire archive as part of their subscription during their subscription period only. Additional access beyond any Subscription Period expiring is at an additional fee and subject to new licence terms and conditions

BMJ has now digitised its owned journals back volumes from their original start date. For further information, see:

Update Type


Update Notes

Information not available.

Key licence properties

  • ILL - InterLibraryLoans

  • Remote Access

  • Include in VLE

  • Include In Coursepacks

  • Walk In Access

  • Alumni Access