Frequently Asked Questions

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. (BMJ) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options; including but not limited to the reuse of  BMJ content and the payment of author publication charges. Listed below are highlights of the BMJ RightsLink offering.

 

 

 

Contact: BMJ

Reuse Information

How To Obtain Permissions

Credit Line

Do you need a copy of the article?

Format

In what geographic regions may I reuse BMJ content?

Hinari

Third Party Content

Portions

Requestor Type

Tax

Translations

Type of Use

Authors reuse of work

Quantity/Circulation

Cancel order

Time Duration

RightsLink for Open Access FAQs

Author Services: Contact

Author Services: Open Access and Color Charges

 


Contact: BMJ

Contact for Reprint/E-Print Sales:

 

Reprints are available directly from BMJ online.

 

Reprints are customized reproductions of articles printed on high-quality paper. Reprints can be used to share articles with your prospects at trade shows and conferences, or mailed to your customers.

 

E-Prints are electronic copies of an article, in PDF form, for posting on a website, disseminating by e-mail, or simply hosting locally for repeated viewings.

 

 

USA and Canada

Contact: Ray Thibodeau
Telephone: 267 895 1758
Cell:

215 933 8484

Email: Ray.Thibodeau@contentednet.com

 


Rest of World

Contact: Nadia Gurney-Randall
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8445 5825
Fax: +44 (0)20 8445 5870
Email: ngurneyrandall@bmj.com

 


Reuse Information

BMJ has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing BMJ journal content.  Once in RightsLink, the easy Quick Price process will clarify the cost of the permission (some quotes will be $0, the process must still be followed to acquire a license). It is your responsibility to ensure that the material is original to BMJ and that the material was not reprinted with permission from a non-BMJ source.

How To Obtain Permissions

  1. Locate Content: Locate on the BMJ website the journal article or book you wish to reuse.

  2. Launch RightsLink: Click the Permissions link associated with the article you have just located. This will launch the RightsLink service.

  3. Quick Price: Follow the simple instructions to obtain a Quick Price quotation. The price you are charged involves many variables, such as number of pages of content being reused, requestor type, quantity, and a fee set by BMJ. In some cases there is no fee, but you must still obtain a permission agreement from BMJ. [NOTE: Some permission requests cannot be completed through RightsLink and require additional assistance from BMJ. If you select such a category, you will see a special instruction.] Click the Continue button to begin the order process. See also Payment and Pricing.

  4. Place Order: To place your order, you will be prompted to set up an account or confirm/edit account information; confirm your order; confirm your payment method; and accept the terms and conditions.

  5. Order Confirmation: An order confirmation is displayed listing the details of your RightsLink order. It offers additional links for viewing the terms and conditions, editing your account information, and editing your order specifications.

  6. E-mail Confirmation: An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you listing the details of your order. You may reuse the content upon receipt of the order confirmation e-mail, according to the license details and BMJPG terms & conditions.

  7. How to Pay: All payments must be made directly to the Copyright Clearance Center, not BMJ. Please visit Payment and Pricing for details on the payment process.

Credit Line

The copyright line associated with BMJ content varies (based on the journal) although BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. holds or manages the copyright of its content offered through RightsLink. Acknowledgement should be made adjacent to any reproduced material. Depending on the style of your work, one of the following can be chosen:

 

Reprinted with permission. © (Year of Publication). BMJ. All rights reserved.

 

OR

 

Provide the full journal citation.

 

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Will I receive a copy of the content?

 

RightsLink provides permission for reuse only. If you do not have a copy of the article you are using, you may obtain a copy directly from the journal website. Simply search for the article you require by using BMJ's search facilities and select the Pay Per View option beside the content. Pay Per View gives you web access to individual topics for 48 hours. Please be advised that obtaining the content you license is a separate transaction not involving RightsLink.

 

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Format

Format reflects the means of reproduction of the content, identifying the type of reuse right granted during the order process.    

 

Reuse of the material in a format not selected during the order process is not permitted.

 

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In what geographic regions may I reuse BMJ content?

 

Licenses obtained through RightsLink to reuse BMJ content may be exercised anywhere in the world.

Hinari

Low income and low-middle income countries detailed in the link below are entitled to discounted pricing for some BMJ content reuses. They include 92 developing countries, areas and territories included in the HINARI initiative.

 

http://www.bmj.com/company/partner-with-us/research4life-free-access-to-journals/

 

The price displayed in RightsLink will adjust accordingly after account creation or log in.

 

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Third Party Content

If you seek to reuse a portion from a BMJ publication, it is your responsibility to examine each portion as published to determine whether a copyright notice of a third party owner was published adjacent to the item. You may only obtain permission via RightsLink to use material owned by BMJ. Permission to use any material published in a BMJ journal which is reprinted with permission of a third party must be obtained from the third party owner. BMJ disclaims any responsibility for any use you make of items owned by third parties without their permission.

 

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Portions

Portions describe which elements of a BMJ publication you wish to reuse. Portions offered in drop-down menu include:

 

 

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Requestor Type

Requestor type defines the type of organization that will be using the licensed content. BMJ requires this information to drive its business rules regarding the granting of licenses. Please select requestor type accurately to ensure a valid license.

 

 

Rules for STM Signatories

BMJ is a signatory to the STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) Permissions Guidelines 2014. The Guidelines facilitate granting of routine permissions requests among publisher signatories.  Permission will be granted for small portions of text and a limited number of figures or table free of charge for fellow signatories.

 

It is the responsibility of each STM Signatory to be aware of and ensure they are acting within the Guidelines.

 

 

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Tax

Please note that Permissions charges are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) for UK and European Union customers.  When applicable, charges will be displayed prior to order confirmation and in the receipt details upon completion of order.

 

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Translations

BMJ allows for translation into languages other than English.

 

The following conditions apply to translations:

 

You must specify the number of languages you wish to translate into and define which languages.

 

You are limited to 250 copies unless your translation will be republished in a book. For over 250 copies you must purchase reprints. Please submit your translation request for more than 250 copies in translation by completing the BMJ Reprint Order Form online (http://journals.bmj.com/cgi/reprintform).

 

      The translation must be of high quality and match the standard of the original article.

      The translation must be a true reproduction word for word.

      All drug names must be exactly as they appear in the original, no proprietary/trade names may be substituted.

      No additional text, tables or figures may be added to the translated text.

●      One copy of the translation to be sent to BMJ for approval prior to release.  We reserve the right to withdraw permission should the translation and presentation of the reprint not meet with our approval. Any alterations must be made prior to going to print.

 

The translation should be credited as follows:

 

Translated by permission from BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.: [JOURNAL NAME] (reference citation), copyright (year of publication).

 

The following disclaimer must also be used for Full Article translations:

 

“BMJ takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the translation from the published English original and is not liable for any errors which may occur. No responsibility is assumed, and responsibility is hereby disclaimed, by BMJ for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of product liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of methods, products, instructions or ideas presented in the original content.”

 

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Type of Use

Types of Use: type of use describes what you may wish to do with copyrighted content and what BMJ permits. Each type of use requires a distinct order and fee. For example, if you wish to reproduce content both in a journal and use in a presentation, you must request permission and pay for each use separately. Need more help?

 

BMJ offers the following types of use for their content reuses:

 

 

The license does not permit you to reuse or store the content in any other way, including but not limited to copying, distributing, altering or modifying the content in any manner; archiving the content for longer than the duration of time you selected in the permissions process.

 

Confirmation and Reminder E-mails: You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order and a reminder e-mail with renewal link two weeks before expiration.    

Duration: The available durations for posting the unique URL to the content consist of three months, six months, or one year.

Expiration: The unique URL will automatically be deactivated at the end of the licensed duration, unless the license is renewed before the expiration date.

Finishing: The unique URL links to the entire article in PDF format.

Posting a figure, table, or extract only:  select Post a Figure/Table/Extract only from the drop-down menu. You will be required to obtain the content from the BMJ website and post it directly on your site.

 

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Authors reuse of their own work

The authors of articles published by BMJ should consult their journal specific licence: http://group.bmj.com/products/journals/instructions-for-authors/licence-forms

 

For a summary see here: http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/author-self-archiving-and-permissions/

 

If you need permission please use the Rightslink online permissions system.

 

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Quantity/Circulation

Quantity (or distribution / print run) reflects the number of recipients of your new work (whether accessing in print or electronic format), the number of reprints, or the number of students.

 

Cancel order

To cancel or make changes to your reprint order, you may use myaccount.copyright.com or contact Copyright Clearance Center's Customer Service Representatives directly. Have your invoice number or license/order number ready when you call. You can locate this information using myaccount.copyright.com. To obtain a credit or refund for an order, contact RightsLink Customer Service.

 

Time Duration

Any form of republication must be completed within one year from the date of the license (although copies prepared before may be distributed thereafter). You may reuse BMJ content for the life of the current edition/presentation being licensed.

 

RightsLink for Open Access FAQs

Contact for Author Services

 

Archives of Disease in Childhood

archdischild@bmj.com

Fetal and Neonatal Education

Education and Practice

Acupuncture in Medicine

info.aim@bmj.com 

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

ard@bmj.com 

British Journal of Ophthalmology

bjo@bmj.com 

British Journal of Sports Medicine

bjsm@bmj.com 

BMJ

papersadmin@bmj.com

BMJ Case Reports

bmjcases@bmj.com 

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care

info.bmjdrc@bmj.com

BMJ Open

editorial.bmjopen@bmj.com

BMJ Quality and Safety

info.bmjqs@bmj.com

BMJ Open Respiratory Research

info.bmjresp@bmj.com

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

info.spcare@bmj.com

Evidence-Based Medicine

info.evidencebased@bmj.com

Evidence-based Mental Health

Evidence-based Nursing

European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy

info.ejhp@bmj.com

Emergency Medicine Journal

emjeditorial@bmj.com 

Frontline Gastroenterology

info.fg@bmj.com

GUT

guteditorial@bmj.com

Heart

heartjournal@bmj.com 

Heart Asia

info.heartasia@bmj.com 

In Practice

inpractice@bva-edit.co.uk 

Injury Prevention

ip@bmj.com 

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

info.jamia@bmj.com

Journal of Clinical Pathology

jclinpath@bmj.com 

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

jech@bmj.com 

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care

journal@fsrh.org 

Journal of Medical Ethics

jme@bmj.com 

Journal of Medical Genetics

jmg@bmj.com 

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

info.jnis@bmj.com 

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

jnnp@bmj.com

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps

info.jramc@bmj.com

Medical Humanities

mh@bmjgroup.com

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

oemeditorial@bmj.com 

Postgraduate Medical Journal

pmj@bmj.com

Practical Neurology

info.pn@bmj.com 

Sexually Transmitted Infections

sti@bmj.com 

Tobacco Control

tobaccocontrol@bmj.com 

Thorax

thorax@bmj.com 

Veterinary Record

editorial@bva-edit.co.uk 

Veterinary Record Case Reports

info.vetreccasereports@bmj.com

Veterinary Record Open

info.vetreco@bmj.com

 

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Author Services: Open Access and Color Charges

BMJ Publishing Group (BMJPG) offers its authors special services prior to journal publication. Authors will receive an e-mail containing a link to RightsLink which hosts a number of author-exclusive offers. Only those Author Services which are appropriate for the journal/article and/or which the author selected during manuscript submission are presented in RightsLink.

 

 

Under what form of license is the article published?

When are the changes determined?

What types of charges are available?

I've changed my mind. I don't want my manuscript to be printed n color after all.  What should I do?

I've changed my mind.  I don't want my manuscript to be made open access after all.  What should I do?

How do I pay my charges?

What institutional discounts are available?

Will taxes be applied to my charges?

 

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Under what form of license is the article published?

You will be asked to grant BMJPG a license to publish your article as the final, definitive, and citable version of scholarly record. In turn, BMJPG will make your article in its entirety freely available online immediately on publication, with no subscription fee or article pay-to-view fee, or any other form of access fee or any publication embargo being applied. You (or your employer) will retain copyright, and your own non-commercial re-use rights.

 

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When are the charges determined?

Upon acceptance of the author's article to a journal, authors will be asked whether they wish to take up the option of Open Access and/or Color Charges.

 

What types of charges are available?

Color Charges: Displayed in RightsLink according to author selection during manuscript submission to BMJPG.  If selected, payment of Color Charges enables all figures in the article to appear in color in the printed version of the journal. If not selected, the article will be printed in black and white format. Note: Color Charges is not changeable and if selected during the submission process the order cannot be completed without the inclusion of this charge.  

 

Open Access: Displayed in RightsLink according to author selection during manuscript submission to BMJPG. If selected, Open Access enables authors to pay a fee for their article to be viewable on the web without a subscription. If not selected, no Open Access fee will display in RightsLink. Note: Open Access charges are not changeable and if selected during the submission process the order cannot be completed without the inclusion of this charge.  

 

I’ve changed my mind.  I don’t want my manuscript to be printed in color after all.  What should I do?

Changes to your instructions regarding color in print may be made by e-mailing requests.scholarone@bmj.com

 

I've changed my mind.  I don't want my manuscript to be made open access after all.  What should I do?

Changes to your instructions regarding open access may be made by e-mailing requests.scholarone@bmj.com

 

How do I pay my charges?

Charges maybe paid for with a credit card or by invoicing.  See Payment and Pricing for additional information.

 

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What institutional discounts are available?

A number of institutions have taken out Open Access Memberships with BMJPG, which either covers the entire cost of open access publishing for authors at participating institutes, or allows authors to receive a discount on the article-processing charge. Please visit BMJPG's Open Access page to see a full list of participating institutions, find out if you are eligible and how to obtain your discount code. You will be able to add your unique institutional waiver/discount code in the 'customer code' section on the Review Order page of RightsLink.

 

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Will taxes be applied to my charges?

Please note that Open Access charges and color charges are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) for UK and European Union customers.  When applicable, charges will be displayed prior to order confirmation and in the receipt details upon completion of order.

 

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