Since 1840 BMJ has been a distinctive and trusted voice in improving healthcare. During that time BMJ has challenged convention, promoted innovation and led debates, all with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Today’s BMJ continues that tradition by providing access to the latest and best medical knowledge through their specialist journals, online learning and data tools. As well as improving patient outcomes, they can also help organisations efficiently allocate resources. Areas of expertise include evidence based support, provision of knowledge and opinion, delivery of learning and training programmes, workflow and quality improvement tools. BMJ’s product portfolio includes:

The BMJ – world-leading journal at the forefront of innovative thinking and practice in healthcare since 1840

BMJ’s Journals collection – current research and news in over 40 clinical specialties

BMJ Best Practice – evidence-based clinical decision support tool

BMJ Clinical Evidence – systematic reviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments; EBM resources and training materials

BMJ Learning – high-quality, accredited CPD and postgraduate online training.

BMJ embraces the needs of the global community and has expanded beyond the UK and into Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With over 300,000 customers worldwide, BMJ also publishes in 9 languages and produces specialist publications for 19 countries. By sharing information, analytical tools and technology, BMJ helps healthcare professionals and organisations improve the care they provide. For further information about British Medical Journal and its products, please visit:

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge published its first book in 1584 making it the oldest publishing house in the world. Over the next four centuries the Press’s reputation spread throughout Europe, based on excellence in scholarly publishing of academic texts, poetry, school books, prayer books and Bibles. In the 20th century Cambridge extended that influence to become a global publisher.  The peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise over 50,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 350 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and Bible publishing. 

Charlesworth Author Services is a leading provider of expert language editing services and researcher training, working with universities and authors worldwide to support their publishing goals. Charlesworth offers affordable, flexible packages for publication support and our services have helped to increase rates of acceptance for our customers by over 70%. All Charlesworth editors are PhD qualified native English speakers and they are experts in their subject disciplines. For more details please visit

ClinicalKey is part of Elsevier Clinical Solutions. Elsevier Clinical Solutions combines our trusted, industry-leading content with workflow-friendly technology to empower healthcare professionals in making responsive, accurate and economically sound clinical decisions at all stages of patient care. Our products and services are designed to help your caregivers, professionals, and students improve practice, encourage broad and deep adoption of exceptional professional practice guidelines and promote a culture of quality across your organization.

 IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community.

Wholly owned by the UK Institute of Physics, we work closely with researchers, academics, and partners worldwide, to produce academic journals, ebooks, conference series and digital products, covering the latest and best research in the physical sciences and beyond.

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Oxford University Press is perhaps the most diverse publisher of its type. It publishes in many countries in a variety of different languages, for all levels, and across virtually the whole range of academic disciplines. The main criteria in evaluating a new title are its quality and the contribution it makes to the furtherance of scholarship and education.

Oxford University Press is particularly famous for its dictionaries and reference works. The Oxford English Dictionary, first published in 1928, is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries can contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record. It was launched online in March 2000.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With 49,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity. For further information about The Royal Society of Chemistry, please visit:

Springer is a leading global publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. Springer publishes around 2200 journals and more than 8000 new books yearly. Its publications cover a wide range of subjects in science, technology and medicine all offered online through SpringerLink. SpringerLink is one of the world’s leading interactive databases for online books and journals. The Springer eBook Collection offers currently more than 120,000 eBooks, eReference Works, and eBook Series titles. Springer also offers key online databases like SpringerMaterials, SpringerImages and SpringerProtocols. Springer Archives brings influential scientific works of the last centuries to today’s researchers. The Archives currently includes more than 2 million journal articles and, upon completion, will have more than 100,000 eBooks. Find out more on!

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology. From our network of offices in Oxfordshire, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Malaysia, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues. We have a passion for digital distribution (we are one of the world’s leading publishers of online journals and ebooks). We are also committed to the widest distribution of our journals to not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,700 journals and over 3,600 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 50,000 specialist titles. We are providers of quality information and knowledge that enable our customers to perform their jobs efficiently, continue their education, and help contribute to the advancement of their chosen markets. Taylor & Francis is an Informa business. Informa is a multinational information provider for the academic, professional and commercial markets with offices in over 40 countries. Find out more about Informa here:

UCL Press was the UK’s first fully open access university press. Since June 2015, it has published nearly 70 books which have been downloaded more than 925,000 times across the world. It publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed scholarly monographs, edited collections, textbooks and journals, and, since late 2017, has been offering consultancy and publishing services.  By offering publishing consultancy and publishing services to other institutions, UCL Press aims to help others set up their own open access university press.

Whether you’re at the start of the journey, and would like to open an open access press, or an open access press who would like to improve your outcomes, UCL Press’s consultancy services can be tailored to meet your needs.

UCL Press is uniquely placed to offer advice on all aspects of starting up and running an open access university press. Its staff has the experience and publishing expertise to provide step-by- step guidance on the options available, the costs and resources required, planning strategic objectives, and training in specialist areas such as peer review, commissioning and marketing.

SKS will help UCL Press to develop these services by promoting them more widely to universities across Europe. 

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