Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It was founded in 1927. It has been published biweekly (on the first and third Tuesday of each month) since 1988. The current editor is Christine Laine (as of May 2012). Its archives back to 1993 are available on the journal’s website in text formats. PDF formats are accessible back to 1999. Some material over six months old is open-access, and all material is provided free to developing countries.

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine journal. Its mission is to promote excellence in medicine, enable physicians and other health care professionals to be well informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research, and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide. To achieve this mission, the journal publishes a wide variety of original research, review articles, practice guidelines, and commentary relevant to clinical practice, health care delivery, public health, health care policy, medical education, ethics, and research methodology. In addition, the journal publishes personal narratives that convey the feeling and the art of medicine.

This journal has a large readership base with more than 129,000 members of the American College of Physicians and many more physicians and researchers worldwide. Material published in Annals is subject to peer review and the journal greatly appreciates the efforts of the over 18,000 volunteers in their reviewer database who provide critical input into the peer review process.

Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the most cited general medical journals in the world. It is only exceeded by Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine.

Image Caption: Cover of Annals of Internal Medicine. Credit: Wikipedia

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