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BMJ is a peer-reviewed medical journal. It is one of the world's oldest general medical journals and has been described as among the most prestigious. It was originally called the British Medical Journal. BMJ is offering 25 accounts to active medical editors.


  • You do not have free online access to these BMJ products through your local library, university, or alumni programme
  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You are active in medical content generation, research, and/or verification work

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered.


Approved editors may
  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the BMJ website they are accessing
Approved editors will not
  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download BMJ content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles
  • Use the access provided through the Pilot for any commercial purpose
Private and confidential information
  • You will need to have a confirmed email address to participate. You understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and BMJ. While Wikipedia Library coordinators are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or BMJ), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.


  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking an BMJ article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free BMJ pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate
<ref>{{cite journal |last= Kmietowicz |first= Z |date= 11 June 2013 |title= Potential harms of type 2 diabetes drugs have been ignored, finds BMJ investigation |url= |journal= [[BMJ]] |page= f3782 |type= news article |pmid= 23757752 |doi= 10.1136/bmj.f3782 |accessdate= 2014-06-10 |subscription= yes}}</ref>


  • We currently have more interested users than accounts. Please apply here if you would like to be considered for a waitlist for if more accounts become available. Add your username here using #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}} . Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the BMJ resources
  1. Neuraxis, editing primarily on musculoskeletal medicine related articles. Neuraxis (talk) 01:17, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
    User is banned. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
    David Hedlund. In 2013 I were listed on position #67 of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia with 445 number of edits. I'm an active editor in the area of psychopharmacology and medical free software and need access to evidence-based medicine journals that is distributed under a free license to help Wikipedia with reliable sources like BMJ. --David Hedlund (talk) 06:26, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
    User is currently blocked. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. Palma Marton Chatonnet, editing mostly done on Wikiproject Medicine articles. Palma Marton Chatonnet (talk)
    Hello, you don't appear to have close to 1000 edits yet, unless you have another username? Nikkimaria (talk) 03:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  3. User:Arunjithp, Contributor of Areas related to Alternative medicines esp. Ayurveda. Mainly Active in areas relating to Ayurvedic Ophthalmology in India.
    Hello, you don't appear to have close to 1000 edits yet, unless you have another username? Nikkimaria (talk) 03:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  4. Kevin C, MD Editing in clinical informatics, toxicology, emergency medicine, genomics, general chemistry, infectious diseases and punk rock.
    Hello, you don't appear to have close to 1000 edits yet, unless you have another username? Nikkimaria (talk) 03:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  5. Khabboos - I'm a medical doctor at a Government Hospital with an interest in complementary and alternative medicine and could use citations from the BMJ as references, not just on wikipedia, but elsewhere also (and promise to mention the source).—Khabboos (talk) 15:34, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
  6. A1candidate - The majority of my edits are from a wide variety of medical topics, and the most recent articles I've created are medical textbooks and journals as well as specialized topics such as immunoediting and general medical articles like the List of medical textbooks, which is still under construction but contains numerous citations to BMJ papers (only the freely accessible ones only). I also created the article on purinergic signalling and I believe the BMJ would greatly increase its coverage of this newly-discovered field of medicine in the near future, as many potential therapeutic treatments have already been proposed and are currently undergoing clinical trials. A1candidate (talk) 19:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)My institution has access to it now so I'm striking off my application -A1candidate (talk) 16:16, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
  7. Viswaprabha - I am an editor at various Wikipedias including en but predominantly on Indic Wikis(especially Access to this library will be much useful to me as I am in constant search for authentic references and citations pertaining to medical and bio-medical technology articles and other biological sciences apart from other topics. By profession, I am an experienced bio-medical engineer specialized in surgery, radiation physics, laboratory sciences, sterilisation and infection control, audiology, speech therapy, electrophysiology, forensic medicine etc. Thank you. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 00:48, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  8. The Jolly Bard - Editor on nl:Wikipedia with an interest in various medical topics (among other things), close to 1,000 edits. BMJ has a lot of articles on neuroimmune diseases which I currently can't access. Regards, The Jolly Bard (talk) 15:23, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  9. DoctorJoeE (talk · contribs) I've been an active editor for almost eight years, and have created or substantially rewritten a large number of articles on a variety of subjects. Currently working principally on science and medicine, and expanding into medical/scientific biography; I don't have BMJ access, and it would be extremely useful. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 13:08, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  10. Paulscrawl (talk · contribs) - 10 year editor, reviewer. Citation nut. Wikipedia coverage of evidence-based medicine (EBM) looks, in many instances I've reviewed, to be largely contributed by those with skin in this contentious game - at the least, most cites in many such articles are to primary sources, with little in the way of secondary sources to establish notability or offer critique. Peer review publication too often means press release and little more. This bloats article length and citation counts to no good effect. I'm looking to restore these articles to reasonable scale and NPOV (starting with historical overviews of the subfields and citations of secondary sources) and overall readability and usability by the general public. BJM and their specialized journals in this field are simply unsurpassed resources in EBM and will be put to good use making Wikipedia's coverage truly encyclopedic. Thanks! Paulscrawl (talk) 22:53, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  11. Mdscottis (talk · contribs) I have a 'cure award'. General medical and sports medicine topics as they arise in interaction with family medicine residents and athletic trainers and students. Some contribution, some citation verification, improvement and re-writing. Some general flow, syntax, punctuation. Med School library does not have BMJ access and I note that it's subscriptions are being reduced. Thanks. Mdscottis (talk) 02:26, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
  12. Edison (talk · contribs) 49,000 edits since 2005, and 31 articles created. Im interested in the history of medical and surgical practice, and will use this i=as a source in improving the referencing of articles in these areas. Edison (talk) 00:57, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  13. OppidumNissenae (talk · contribs)In 2013 I was one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. This is my: edit count; my interests are medical topics, I often quote BMJ articles, but BMJ has a lot of articles which I currently can't access. Thanks! OppidumNissenae (talk) 09:00, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  14. drajay1976 (talk · contribs)I am an active wikipedian. In 2013, I was among the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia.--Drajay1976 (talk) 07:01, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
  15. Hippo99 (talk · contribs · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · count · email): I am a PhD student writing my thesis on prehistoric food intake. Access to full content would be highly facilitating research & referencing. I have been writing contributions on Wikipedia in German, Wikipedia in English, Wikipedia in French and on Wikipedia in Spanish since 2007 (My Statistics for reference).
  16. Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs) I patrol recent changes to medical articles using Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Lists_of_pages/Articles and write medical articles. I was in the 2013 top 20 editors of en.Wikipedia medical content. I'm on the board of Wiki Project Med Foundation.
  17. Aspro (talk · contribs) When I started in editing in 2006 I had a paid BMJ account for a few years to help find good references for medical articles but being retired I can't afford the annual fee. I came to WP originally, to contribute to mental health articles and the history of psychiatric institutions, so access to the BMJ archive would be invaluable. I spend a lot of time answering general non pacific queries on the Ref Desk.
  18. Kashmiri (talk · contribs · count · email) I manage a patient organisation in one of orphan diseases and share a lot of research knowledge here on Wikipedia for the benefit of other patients. As our organisation is involved in research, I have edited numerous medicine-related articles, primarily in the area of neuromuscular disorders, both on en-wiki and (much less) pl-wiki. Unfortunately, we do not have any institutional subscription, and access of BMJ would help me to further update Wikipedia with medicine's new discoveries – properly sourced. Regards, kashmiri TALK 21:58, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  19. jkokavec (talk · contribs · count · email) I'm an ophthalmologist and biomedical scientist and regularly contribute to articles on ophthalmology, vision science and molecular biology. I need full-text access in order to substantiate my contributions with the highest quality evidence available. Thank you, Jkokavec (talk) 01:42, 25 April 2015 (UTC)