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The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) is a comprehensive journal that matches the broad scope of general internal medicine (GIM). It aims to promote advancements in clinical and health services research, medical education, and clinical practice in primary care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine.

  • Official Journal of the Society of General internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • Focused on topics in clinical general medicine, epidemiology, disease prevention, equity in health care delivery, advancing medical education and curriculum development in internal medicine
  • An efficient and rigorous peer review ensures content quality and provides expert guidance for clinicians, educators and researchers in internal medicine
  • Explores numerous other non-traditional themes, narrative medicine, and innovative methods as they apply to GIM

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  • Joseph Conigliaro,
  • Lenny Lopez,
  • D Michael Elnicki
Journal Impact Factor
4.3 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
5.3 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
8 days
3,720,437 (2023)

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  • Themed issue on The Science of Electronic Health Record Transitions: Call for Submissions

    JGIM is launching a themed issue on The Science of Electronic Health Record Transitions, edited by Michael Weiner, Seppo Rinne, Elizabeth Yano.  

    The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2022.

    The Editors are looking for submissions that are related to current issues on electronic health record transitions.

    More detail of the scope, topics of special interest and articles considered is available here.

     Manuscript submissions should follow JGIM submission guidelines and be made in the usual way through the submission system by 1 November 2022.

  • COVID-19 research collection

    COVID 19To help keep our readers up-to-date on research and analysis related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created this collection of articles and other resources published in Journal of General Internal Medicine

  • Society Updates

    Society of General Internal MedicineClick here for updates from the journal's society, the Society of General Internal Medicine, including information on newsletters, meetings, and much more!

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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