- New England Journal of Medicine
title = The New England Journal of Medicine
abbreviation = N Engl J Med
Massachusetts Medical Society
history = founded
website = http://www.nejm.org/
ISSN = 0028-4793
"The New England Journal of Medicine" ("N Engl J Med" or NEJM) is an English-language
peer-reviewed medical journalpublished by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is one of the most popular and widely-read peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world. It is also the oldest continuously published medical journal in the world.
The NEJM was founded by Dr.
John Collins Warrenin 1812 as a quarterly called "The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery". In 1828, it became a weekly, and was renamed "The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal"; one hundred years later, it took on its present name.
It publishes editorials, papers on original research, widely-cited review articles, correspondences, case reports, and has a special section called "Images in Clinical Medicine".
Authors have included
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Hans Zinsser, and Lewis Thomas. One of its early editors, Jerome V. C. Smith, resigned in 1857 to assume his duties as mayor of the City of Boston.
The website for the
George Polk Awardsnoted that its 1977 award to the "New England Journal of Medicine" "provided the first significant mainstream visibility for a publication that would achieve enormous attention and prestige in the ensuing decades" [ [http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/history.html The George Polk Awards for Journalism ] ]
The journal usually has the highest
impact factorof the journals of clinical medicine(including the " Journal of the American Medical Association", and " The Lancet"); in 2006, the impact factor was 51, according to Journal Citation Reports, the first research journal to break 50.
Open access policy
"NEJM" provides delayed free online access to its research articles (it does so six months after publication, and maintains that access dating back to 1993). This delay does not apply to readers from the
least developed countries, for whom the content is available at no charge for personal use.
"NEJM" also has two
podcastfeatures, one with interviews of doctors and researchers that are publishing in the journal, and another summarizing the content of each issue. Other offerings include Continuing Medical Education, Videos in Clinical Medicine (showing videos of medical procedures), and the weekly Image Challenge.
Walter Prentice Bowers, 1921–1937
Robert Nason Nye, 1937–1947
Joseph Garland, 1947–1967
Franz J. Ingelfinger, 1967–1977
Arnold S. Relman, 1977–1991
Jerome P. Kassirer, 1991–1999
Marcia Angell, 1999–2000
Jeffrey M. Drazen, 2000-
Other leading medical journals
Journal of the American Medical Association"
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics"
Canadian Medical Association Journal"
British Medical Journal"
Annals of Internal Medicine"
Archives of Internal Medicine"
Journal Watch", sibling publication to "NEJM"
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