The Archives of Internal Medicine, with a print circulation of over 100 000 physicians in 75 countries, began publication in 1908. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 22 times per year and reaches the majority of office- and hospital-based general internists and significant numbers of internal medicine subspecialists in the United States. The Archives of Internal Medicine's recent acceptance rate is about 10%. The average time from receipt to first decision is 12 days; from receipt to final decision, 14 days; from submission to publication, 152 days. The impact factor of the Archives of Internal Medicine is 7.5, ranking near the top among over 100 general and internal medicine titles. (The impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year's worth of citations to a journal's articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years.) The Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine is Philip Greenland, MD, Executive Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill (see Archives Editorial Board).
Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of human health by publishing manuscripts of interest and relevance to internists practicing as generalists or as medical subspecialists.
Archives Express: Archives Express provides rapid peer review and publication of original research of exceptional clinical or public health importance. Manuscripts considered for Archives Express must be screened and approved by the journal editor before submission.
Author Reprints: Authors who publish in the Archives of Internal Medicine receive 25 free e-prints of their article (if the corresponding authorís e-mail address is published with the article) and may sign up for e-mail alerts that notify the author when the article has been cited by HighWire-hosted journals. Reprints for authors are also available.
Access for Developing Countries: The online version of Archives of Internal Medicine is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in countries with a per person GDP of $3000 or less, through the World Health Organizationís HINARI program (see list of countries).