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At BMJ Group, it is a core part of our objectives to encourage the widest possible dissemination of the journal content published while at the same time ensuring that the rights, including the integrity of our authors and learned society partners research is protected. We believe that the permissions policies we have and the systems in place to facilitate them enable us to achieve this objective.

BMJ Group follows the STM Permissions Guidelines as part of our efforts to ensure  that any re-use of limited amounts of content from our journals is fair and the original source of the material fully attributed. It should be emphasized here that these are just guidelines (for further information please click here).


Requesting permission to reuse content from BMJ and BMJ Journals


BMJ Group offers the Copyright Clearance Centre's Rightslink licensing solution for ALL reuse permissions.

The Rightslink service is quick and easy to use.  You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse BMJ Group content in many different ways.  Please see our user guide or follow the instructions:

1.  Go to http://group.bmj.com/products/journals and locate the content you wish to reuse by searching the journal website.

2.  Click on "Request Permissions" within the table of contents or in the Services section of the article to get to the Rightslink Permission webpage.

3.  Select the way you would like to reuse the content.

4.  Create an account if you don't already have one.

5.  Accept the terms and conditions and permission will be granted.

For additional information see our Frequently Asked Questions.

For help using the Rightslink service please contact  Rightslink Customer Care 

Email customer care

Tel:  (+1) 877 622 5543 (toll free)or (+1)  978 777 9929
Rightslink Website  

Photocopying and use under RRO copyright licences

If you hold a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) or an equivalent Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO), you may not need to contact us to request permission for a wide range of uses. Depending on the licence you hold, these may include copying for internal meetings, use in presentations (but not for sales or marketing purposes), emailing to colleagues, and many educational uses. Please refer to your licence for detailed terms.


For more information please contact CLACCC or your local RRO.


Reprints of original articles from BMJ, BMJ Journals and Evidence-Based journals, are a cost-effective and authoritative way of providing information on advances in medicine and new therapeutic areas. If you wish to purchase multiple stand-alone copies of a BMJ Group Group paper, please  find more information on commercial reprints here.


Permissions Contact

Email: RightsLink Customer Care

Tel: (+1) 877 622 5543 (toll free) or (+1) 978 777 9929