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18 Jun The most prestigious medical journals

When a medical or healthcare specialist carries out a study, there comes the time to decide whether to submit it for publication in a journal. To do so, certain factors should be taken into account: language, specialisation, impact, etc.

To facilitate this work, today we will give a list of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. This list has been created taking the journals’ impact index into account, ans is not meant to be definitive, but is only meant to provide guidance to professionals who wish to publish their work and to those who want to expand their knowledge.

  • Annals of Internal Medicine: a medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP), founded in 1927 and published on a fortnightly basis since 1988. It publishes research papers and literature reviews in the field of internal medicine.
  • Archives of Internal Medicine: a medical journal published twice a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes papers on internal medicine, heart diseases, geriatrics, endocrinology, allergies, and immunology.
  • British Medical Journal or BMJ: a medical journal published on a weekly basis in the United Kingdom by the British Medical Association (BMA).
  • ecancermedicalscience: an open access journal specialising in cancer, funded by the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. It deals with all aspects of cancer research, such as molecular biology, genertics, physiopathology, epidemiology, clinical reports, controlled trialles and cancer policy.
  • International Journal of Medical Sciences: an open access journal published by Ivyspring International Publisher, covering research in basic medical science. Its contents include original research papers, literature reviews, and abstracts.
  • Molecular Medicine: an international open access journal specialising in biomedicine, published by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (New York)
  • Journal of the American Medical Association: published on a weekly basis 48 times a year. It is the most widespread medical journal in the world. It was founded in 1883 by the American Medical Association, and has been published continuously since then. JAMA publishes original research papers, literature reviews, comments, editorials, essays, medical news, letters to the editor, and abstracts.
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation: published by the       American Society for Clinical Investigation, which specialises in biomedicine. It publishes research papers focusing on the mechanics of disease, with particular emphasis on basic research, early-stage clinical trials in human beings, and the new research tools and techniques.
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine: a monthly journal published by the Rockefeller University Press. It publishes research papers and comments on the physicology, pathology, and molecular mechanisms that constitute the host’s response to disease.
  • The Lancet: a British medical journal, published on a weekly basis by the Lancet Publishing Group. It is named after the lancet, a surgical too.
  • Nature Medicine: a monthly peer-reviewed journal including research papers, criticism, news, and comments in the biomedical field, including both basic research and early-stage clinical research encompassing all aspects of medicine.
  • New England Journal of Medicine: a medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
  • PLoS Medicine: is a medical journal covering the global range of medicine. It started to be published ion 19 October 2004. It was the second journal published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), an NGO that publishes its contents in open-access format. All the contents of PLosS Medicine are published under a Creative Commons licence.
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