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Annals of Internal Medicine

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Annals of Internal Medicine
DisciplineInternal medicine
Edited byChristine Laine
Publication details
Former name(s)
Annals of Clinical Medicine, ACP Journal Club
19.6 (2023)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Ann. Intern. Med.
ISSN0003-4819 (print)
1539-3704 (web)
OCLC no.1481385

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.[1] Annals publishes content relevant to the field of internal medicine and related sub-specialties. Annals 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. Selected articles in the journal are freely available; these include patient-oriented content and Clinical Guidelines (and related reviews).[2]

Impact factor[edit]

The most recent (2023) Impact Factor for Annals of Internal Medicine is 19.6 (Clarivate Analytics). According to the new 2023 Journal Citations Reports from Clarivate Analytics, Annals is the highest cited internal medicine journal in the category of Medicine, General and Internal.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:[3]


Annals of Internal Medicine was established in 1927. New content is published online weekly and a hard copy is published on the third Tuesday of each month.[2][10] ACP previously produced two other journals.[2] The Annals of Medicine was established in 1920 was discontinued by its publisher after a short run.[2] The Annals of Clinical Medicine was renamed to the current title when the ACP took direct control and became publisher.[2] Editors-in-chief have included Aldred Scott Warthin, Carl Weller, Maurice Pincoffs (1933–1960), Paul Clough, J. Russell Elkington (1960–1971), Edward Huth, Robert and Suzanne Fletcher, Frank Davidoff and Harold C. Sox.[10] Peer review was introduced by Elkington.[10] The current editor-in-chief is Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP. In May 2008, ACP Journal Club was merged into Annals of Internal Medicine as a monthly feature; previously it was a separate bimonthly journal.[11]


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  10. ^ a b c Huth, EJ; Case, K (2002). "Annals of Internal Medicine at age 75: Reflections on the past 25 years". Annals of Internal Medicine. 137 (1): 34–45. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-137-1-200207020-00010. PMID 12093243. S2CID 28618913.
  11. ^ Usmiani, Tina (July 22, 2008). "ACP Journal Club merged with Annals of Internal Medicine". The LibVine. Dalhousie University. Archived from the original on 29 November 2023. Retrieved 29 September 2012.