Open Access Policy

The British Columbia Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed general medical journal. All content is available free online. Authors pay no fees and retain copyright of their work. These four factors combine to result in a Diamond Open Access rating. 

The mission of the BCMJ is to share knowledge while building connections among BC physicians. Our vision is to be an independent and inclusive forum to communicate ideas and inspire excellence in health care, and our values include diversity of thought and experiences. These objectives are best achieved via open access so physicians, researchers, and patients, regardless of income or location, can benefit from our content.

Primary funding is provided by the Association of Doctors of BC, with paid advertising offsetting the costs.

The BCMJ uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license