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

Will I receive a copy of the content?

Format

In what geographic regions may I reuse BMJ content?

Hinari

Third Party Content

Portions

Who is distributing your work?

Tax

Translations

I would like to…

Authors reuse of work

Quantity/Circulation

Cancel order

Time Duration

 


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 Acknowledgement should be made adjacent to any reproduced material. Depending on the style of your work, one of the following can be chosen:

 

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

 

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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.

 

https://www.bmj.com/company/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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Who is distributing your work?

The distributor 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 the distributor type accurately to ensure a valid license.

 

 

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Tax

Please note that Permissions will be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) for UK customers and may be applicable to 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.

 

 

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

      The translation must be a true reproduction, accurately conveying the original meaning and of the same quality.

      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 publication.

 

The translation should be credited as follows:

 

Translated with 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.”

 

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I would like to…

This 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, unless using the “reuse in a medical communications project” option. Need more help?

 

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

 

 

 

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Authors reuse of their own work

The authors of articles published by BMJ should consult their journal specific licence:  https://authors.bmj.com/policies/#copyright

 

For a summary see here: https://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/users.

 

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 via phone, email or webchat. 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.

 

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