General medical journal

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A general medical journal is an academic journal dedicated to medicine in general, rather than a specific field of medicine.

History[edit]

The first English-language general medical journal was Medicina Curiosa, which was established in 1684 and ceased publication after only two issues.[1] Among the oldest general medical journals that are still published today are the Lancet, which was established in 1823, and the New England Journal of Medicine, which was established in 1812.[1] In 1999, Medscape launched Medscape General Medicine, the world's first online-only general medical journal.[2]

Examples[edit]

Journals that are considered general medical journals include the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine,[1] and the Annals of Internal Medicine.[3] In 2009, the three highest-ranked general medical journals by impact factor were JAMA, the Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine.[4] The BMJ's web editor, Tony Delamothe, has described the BMJ as a general medical journal.[5] The Medical Journal of Australia is the only general medical journal in Australia,[6] and the Canadian Medical Association Journal has been called the leading general medical journal in Canada.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ioannidis, John P. A.; Belbasis, Lazaros; Evangelou, Evangelos; Gupta, Vineet (1 September 2010). "Fifty-Year Fate and Impact of General Medical Journals". PLoS ONE. 5 (9): e12531. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012531. PMC 2931710Freely accessible. PMID 20824146. 
  2. ^ Woody, Todd (7 May 1999). "Online journal could shake up medical breakthrough news". CNN. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Ray, Joel; Berkwits, Michael; Davidoff, Frank (August 2000). "The fate of manuscripts rejected by a general medical journal". The American Journal of Medicine. 109 (2): 131–135. doi:10.1016/S0002-9343(00)00450-2. 
  4. ^ Kulkarni, Abhaya V. (9 September 2009). "Comparisons of Citations in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar for Articles Published in General Medical Journals". JAMA. 302 (10): 1092–6. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1307. PMID 19738094. 
  5. ^ Delamothe, T (21 December 2002). "How political should a general medical journal be?". BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 325 (7378): 1431–2. doi:10.1136/bmj.325.7378.1431. PMC 1124893Freely accessible. PMID 12493649. 
  6. ^ Davey, Melissa (7 May 2015). "Backlash over Stephen Leeder sacking puts Medical Journal of Australia in peril". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Mehta, Diana (4 April 2012). "65 going on 16: Medical journal proposes new rules for elderly drivers". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 6 September 2015.