BMJ Open in PubMed Central

This week BMJ Open received confirmation the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the NLM collection and so may deposit articles in PubMed Central (PMC). This means that by publishing in BMJ Open authors will meet the requirements of major funders such as the Wellcome Trust by making their articles open access and ensuring their deposition in PMC.

Another reason to publish in BMJ Open!

  • Haris Riaz

    Can you please tell us the procedure of getting indexation by PMC? Can a student research journal get there? I'll desperately wait for the reply.
    Haris Riaz,

  • richardsands

    Hello Haris

    Details on how to get indexed in PubMed Central can be found here:

    Best of luck,

  • Blathering

    How long will it take to turn up there? It's not there yet.

  • richardsands

    Hello @404407580a5b5255e85c028be7249459:disqus

    Current articles should be deposited with PMC in June. From that point on, they will be deposited immediately.



  • Rik

    Dear Richard,

    when will BMJ Open's articles be deposited with Pubmed?


  • richardsands

    Dear Rik

    Our suppliers began uploading the papers published to date today, which is good news. From this point, all papers will be deposited immediately.


  • richardsands

    BMJ Open's PMC archive is now live:

    Apologies for the delay.