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blue Allows pre/post prints


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Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of BMJ Publishing Group.

Green circle
Preprint: archiving allowed
Green circle
Postprint: archiving allowed
Red circle
Published version: archiving forbidden


  • On institutional website
  • 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
  • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
  • This policy is an exception to the default policies of ''

Policy details