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Revenue sources

BMJ Group sources of revenue

BMJ Group receives revenue from a range of sources to ensure wide and affordable access to its products and services while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These sources of revenue are:

  • subscriptions from organisations and individuals
  • classified advertising
  • display advertising (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical)
  • sponsorship from for-profit and not-for-profit organisations
  • delegate fees for conferences and masterclasses
  • events (exhibitor fees, sponsorship, and visitor fees)
  • sales of reprints, rights, and royalties
  • syndication and license fees
  • author charges for open access articles in BMJ Journals (but not BMJ)
  • the BMA for free or discounted access to BMJ Learning for its members
  • unrestricted educational grants
  • commissioning fees for customised content
  • usage fees for hosting of BMJ Group content on other websites
  • fees for providing publishing services for products not owned by BMJ Group

Separation is maintained between the editorial teams and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any content or event, for example as the result of an unrestricted educational grant or for a sponsored symposium, or where customised content has been commissioned by an external agency, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

BMJ Journals' sources of revenue

BMJ Journals receive revenue from a range of sources to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • subscriptions from specialist societies, institutions and individuals
  • display advertising for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products
  • author charges for open access articles - Open Access
  • sale of article reprints
  • sale of rights and royalties
  • fees for providing publishing services for products not owned by BMJ Group
  • sponsorship for supplements

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any content, for example as the result of an unrestricted educational grant, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

BMJ Masterclasses sources of revenue

BMJ Masterclasses receive revenue from a range of sources to ensure that masterclasses remain affordable to delegates while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • delegate fees
  • exhibitors fees
  • commercially sponsored symposia

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Sponsored symposia must meet the same editorial standards as the rest of the masterclass content and, although separate from the main programme, are always designed to be relevant and useful to the delegates. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

BMJ Learning sources of revenue

BMJ Learning receives income from a range of sources to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • the BMA, for free access to BMA members
  • unrestricted educational grants for free access to other groups of users
  • fees for customised learning modules
  • pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical advertising

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any content, for example as the result of an unrestricted educational grant, or where content has been created under contract, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

OnExamination sources of revenue

BMJ OnExamination receives income from a range of sources, to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • subscriptions from institutions and individuals
  • commissioning fees for customised content
  • advertising and sponsorship

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any content, for example as the result of an unrestricted educational grant, or where content has been created under contract, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

BMJ Evidence Centre sources of revenue

The BMJ Evidence Centre receives revenue from a range of sources, to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • subscriptions from institutions and individuals
  • syndication and license fees
  • sale of rights and royalties
  • fees for commissioned evidence reports
  • usage fees for hosting of BMJ Group content on other websites
  • sponsorship and advertising

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any content, for example as the result of an unrestricted educational grant, or where content has been created under contract, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

The BMJ's sources of revenue

The BMJ receives revenue from a range of sources, to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • subscriptions from institutions and individuals
  • classified advertising for jobs and courses
  • display advertising for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products
  • events (exhibitions, sponsorship and visitor fees)
  • sale of reprints, rights and royalties
  • sponsorship

Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales team. Where sponsorship has been obtained for any BMJ content, for example as a result of an unrestricted educational grant, this is clearly indicated. Please see BMJ Group advertising and sponsorship policy for more information.

The BMJ is an open access research journal but does not currently charge author fees. Please see the BMJ’s publishing model for more information.

 

BMJ Careers Fairs' sources of revenue

BMJ Careers Fairs receive revenue from a range of sources to ensure that they remain affordable to visitors while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. These are:

  • visitor fees
  • exhibitors fees
  • commercially sponsored seminars
  • advertisement income
  • sponsored distribution of visitor tickets

Separation is maintained between the seminar team and the exhibition, advertisement and sponsorship sales team. Sponsored seminars are permitted on topics determined by the sponsor and clear branding identifies which elements of the seminar programme include commercial content or have been commercially sponsored