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Encyclopedia > New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine
Discipline peer-reviewed medical journal
Language English
Abbreviated title N Engl J Med
Publisher (country) Massachusetts Medical Society (USA)
Publication history founded 1812
Website http://www.nejm.org/
ISSN 0028-4793

The New England Journal of Medicine (New Engl J Med or NEJM) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 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. Contents   Overviews   Academia   Topics   Basic topics   Glossaries   Portals   Categories // This is a list of academic disciplines. ... Peer review (known as refereeing in some academic fields) is a scholarly process used in the publication of manuscripts and in the awarding of funding for research. ... A medical journal is a scientific journal devoted to the field of medicine. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the oldest continuously-operating state medical society in the United States. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Peer review (known as refereeing in some academic fields) is a process of subjecting an authors scholarly work or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the field. ... A medical journal is a scientific journal devoted to the field of medicine. ... The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the oldest continuously-operating state medical society in the United States. ...


It was founded by Dr. John Collins Warren in 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. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ... Hans Zinsser (1878 - 1940) was a U.S. bacteriologist. ... Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913 - December 3, 1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. ... This is a list of Mayors of Boston, Massachusetts. ...


The website for the George Polk Awards noted 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"[1] The George Polk Awards is an American journalism award. ...


The journal usually has the highest impact factor of 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. The Impact factor, very often abbreviated IF, is a measure of the citations to science and social science journals. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. ... JAMA, published continuously since in 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. ... The Lancet is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, published weekly by Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. ... Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by the Institute of Scientific Information, a division of Thomson Scientific. ...

Contents

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. This is a partial list of journals available free online. ... Least Developed Countries (LDCs or Fourth World countries) are countries which according to the United Nations exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development, with the lowest Human Development Index ratings of all countries in the world. ...


NEJM also has two podcast features, 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. An orange square with waves indicates that an RSS feed is present on a web page. ...


Editors

  • 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-

Dr. Arnold S. Relman, M.D. is a professor emeritus of medicine and of social medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (1977-91) and writes extensively on medical publishing and reform of the U.S. health care... Marcia Angell, M.D. Marcia Angell, M.D. (born 1939) is an American physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). ...

Other leading medical journals

JAMA, published continuously since in 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. ... Nature Medicine (Nat Med; ISSN 1078-8956) is an academic journal publishing research articles, reviews, news and commentaries in the biomedical area, including both basic research and early-phase clinical research. ... The Lancet is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, published weekly by Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. ... The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is a medical journal published weekly in the United Kingdom by the British Medical Association (BMA)which published its first issue in 1845. ... Annals of Internal Medicine (Ann Intern Med; ISSN 0003-4819) is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). ... The Archives of Internal Medicine is a bi-monthly professional medical journal published by the American Medical Association. ... Journal Watch is a series of topic-specific newsletters written for physicians and other health professionals. ... The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, commonly referred to simply as The Medical Letter, provides independent, unbiased critical evaluations of new drugs and sometimes older drugs when important new information becomes available. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/history.html

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The New England Journal of Medicine: Research & Review Articles on Diseases & Clinical Practice (657 words)
The New England Journal of Medicine is owned, published, and copyrighted © 2005 Massachusetts Medical Society.
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.
Material is published with an emphasis on internal medicine and specialty areas including allergy/immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, kidney disease, oncology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, HIV, and infectious diseases.
Le Magazine, January 2001 - As We See It: Inflammation And Heart Disease (2442 words)
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published three articles showing that the presence of blood indicators of inflammation are strong predictive factors for determining who will develop coronary artery disease and suffer cardiac-related death.
The New England Journal of Medicine studies showed that those with high levels of fibrinogen were more than twice as likely to die of a heart attack.
In The New England Journal of Medicine study, those with troponin T levels in the intermediate range were seven times more likely to die over a 37-month period, while cardiac patients with troponin T levels above the intermediate range were almost 13 times as likely to die over a 37-month period.
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