Some of the content on bmj.com goes behind access controls on 7 January 2005.
Original research articles will remain completely free from the moment of publication. The full text of all other articles appearing in the print journal (eg editorials, educational articles, and reviews) will be free for the first week after publication and then under access controls for the next 51 weeks. After one year, access controls will be lifted, and all content will once again be free. Abstracts and extract views of all articles will remain free, as will other website content and functions.
Access to bmj.com will be free to BMA members, personal subscribers to the print BMJ, and users from developing countries.
This is too bad. I have enjoyed free access .. and will consider a subscription.