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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group, United Kingdom
Journals: 46 journals (including journals with special policies) - involving 31 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Copyright: Open Access - BMJ Journals Copyright and Licence Forms
Updated: 08-Dec-2014
Although this publisher has default policies, individual journals may have special permissions, especially if they involve other organisations or have paid open access options. Always run a journal title or ISSN search to check.
Author's Pre-print: green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: cross  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • On author's personal website, institutional website or institutional repository
  • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Authors retain copyright
  • If funding agency rules apply, authors may post articles in PubMed Central and mirror sites, website, institutional website or institutional repository
  • On PubMed Central after 12 months embargo from print publication, or as required by funding agency
  • On social networks such as ResearchGate and Mendeley after 6 months embargo from print publication
Mandated OA: Compliance data is available for 27 funders
Paid Open Access: Open Access
  • Publisher last contacted on 08/12/2014
  • Publisher last reviewed on 29/06/2015
Exceptions to this policy:
  • BMJ - RoMEO Green
RoMEO Publisher ID: 25 - Suggest an update for this record
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This summary is for the publisher's default policies and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but should not be relied upon for legal advice.

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RoMEO ColourArchiving policy
GreenCan archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
BlueCan archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF
YellowCan archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
WhiteArchiving not formally supported
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