Frequently Asked Questions

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

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

 

 

 

Contact: BMJ

Credit Line

Do you need a copy of the article?

Format

Hinari

How To Obtain Permissions

Photographs

Portions

Price

Requestor Type

Tax

Translations

Type of Use

Authors reuse of work

Author Services: Open Access and Color Charges

 


 

Contact: BMJPG

Contact for Reprint Sales:

 

Reprints are available directly from BMJPG online.

 

USA and Canada

Contact:

Marsha Fogler

Telephone: +1 800 482 1450
Fax: +1 609 482 7414
Email: mfogler@medicalreprints.com

 


Rest of World

Contact: Nadia Gurney-Randall
Telephone: 020 8445 5825
Fax: 020 8445 5870
Email: ngurneyrandall@bmj.com

 

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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Reuse Information

BMJ Publishing Group (BMJPG)  has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing BMJPG content.  Once in RightsLink, the easy Quick Price process will clarify when permission is required. It is your responsibility to ensure that the material is original to BMJPG and that the material was not reprinted with permission from a non-BMJPG source.

Credit Line

The copyright line associated with BMJPG 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 as such: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Copyright@Year

 

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Do you need a copy of the article?

Yes, you need a copy of the content you wish to reproduce. The RightsLink service provides permission for reuse only. Once licensed, you may reuse the content according to the terms of your license. If you do not have a copy of the full text, you may select the Pay Per View option beside the content. Pay Per View gives you web access to individual topics for 48 hours.

 

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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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Hinari

Low income and low-middle income countries detailed in the link below are entitled to discounted pricing for some BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. content reuses. They include the 113 developing countries, areas and territories included in the HINARI initiative.

 

http://group.bmj.com/group/customerservice/hinari

 

The price displayed in RightsLink will adjust accordingly after account creation or log in. To establish an account in a country not listed or arrange a shipment to a country not listed, please contact BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. directly.

 

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How To Obtain Permissions

How Does RightsLink Work?

 

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

  2. Launch RightsLink: Click the Permissions link associated with the article or book 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 BMJPG. In some cases there is no fee, but you will still obtain a permission agreement from BMJPG. [NOTE: Some permission requests cannot be completed through RightsLink and require additional assistance from BMJPG. 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.

 

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Photographs

The majority of the images used in The BMJ and BMJ Journals are not BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. copyright, and BMJPG is, therefore, unable to grant any permission for non-BMJPG use. Permission to use illustrations/photographs from the BMJ which are not BMJ copyright should approach the copyright holder shown in the picture credit down the side of the image in the print edition, or under the image in the web version. Images can be downloaded and used for private study, but must not be copied, published, resold or used for public lectures without 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:

 

Note: BMJPG warrants that it has, to the best of its knowledge, the rights to license material available for reuse through RightsLink. However, you should ensure that the material is original to BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. and does not carry the copyright of another entity (as credited in the published version). If the credit line indicates that the material was reprinted or adapted by BMJPG with permission from another source, then you should also seek permission to reuse the material from that source.  

 

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Price

Pricing of BMJPG content reuses offered through the RightsLink service varies based on a variety of BMJPG business rules. These include requestor type (e.g. whether you represent a commercial entity, non-commercial, university, etc.), the portion of the content being reused (e.g. table/figure, entire article), a minimum charge of $15 USD is implemented in some cases and a $0 license is granted in others.

 

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Requestor Type

Requestor type defines the type of organization that will be using the licensed content. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. requires this information to drive its business rules regarding the granting of licenses.

 

 

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Tax

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. does not apply tax for permissions orders placed through the RightsLink service.

 

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Translations

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. allows for translation into language other than English.

 

The following conditions apply to translations:

You must specify the languages you wish to translate into.

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 BMJPG Reprint Order Form online

(http://journals.bmj.com/cgi/reprintform).

 

The translation should be credited as follows:

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

 

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Type of Use

A type of use describes what you may wish to do with copyrighted content and what the publisher permits.

 

All reproductions of BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. content are expected to be of high quality and match the standard of the original article and be a true reproduction word for word. All drug names must be generic, no proprietary/trade names may be substituted. No additional text, tables or figures may be added to the original text. And, the integrity of the article should be preserved, ie, no advertisements will be printed on the copy nor bound to it.

 

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. offers the following types of use for their content reuses:

 

Book / Textbook

CD-ROM/DVD / other storage device

Coursepack / Classroom Materials / CME

Dissertation / Thesis

Journal / Magazine

Mobile Application

Newsmedia

Photocopy

Presentation / Slide Kit / Poster

Promotional Materials / Pamphlet / Brochure

Website

 

Definitions of Types of Use

 

 

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; or distributing the link or content via e-mail.

 

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 BMJPG Web site and post it directly on your site.

 

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Authors reuse of their own work

The authors of articles published by BMJ Publishing Group, do not usually need to seek permission for re-use of their material as long as the journal is credited with initial publication. For further information about the terms of re-use for authors please see details below of how authors are entitled to re-use their own content:

 

For Open Access articles, the complete final published version may be posted on the contributor’ own and/or his/her institution’s website immediately on publication, whether online as publish ahead of print (Online first) or in print.
For more information on author rights please look at the journal specific licence forms:
http://group.bmj.com/products/journals/instructions-for-authors/licence-forms

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

 

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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 charges determined?

What types of charges are available?

I’ve changed my mind.  I don’t want my manuscript to be printed in 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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