The BMJ (British Medical Journal) – Bias and Credibility

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) - Pro Science - Credible - Non Biased

Factual Reporting: Very High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, The BMJ is one of the most respected medical journals in the world.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO- SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic


Founded in 1840, The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal. It is one of the world’s oldest general medical journals. Originally called the British Medical Journal, the title was officially shortened to BMJ in 1988 and then changed to The BMJ in 2014. Fiona Godlee edits the BMJ.

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Funded by / Ownership

The journal is published by the global knowledge provider BMJ, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the British Medical Journal is one of the most respected peer-reviewed medical journals globally. The BMJ is included in the major indexes PubMed, MEDLINE, EBSCO, and the Science Citation Index. They have an impact factor of 23.295, ranking them as the 4th most cited medical journal globally.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, BMJ is one of the most respected medical journals in the world. (D. Van Zandt 6/12/2017) Updated (04/23/2023)


Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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