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About European Journal of Medical Research

This page includes information about the aims and scope of European Journal of Medical Research, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims & scope

European Journal of Medical Research publishes articles of international interest from all areas of medical research. The main focus of the journal is on clinical research.

European Journal of Medical Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles from all areas of medical research that are of an international interest.

Topical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • surgery
  • internal medicine
  • infectious diseases
  • oncology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • obstetrics and gynaecology

European Journal of Medical Research focuses on clinical research. By moving to BioMed Central's open access publishing platform, the journal aims to establish itself as a open forum for discussion and publication of sound research pertaining to all as aspects of medical research of international importance.

European Journal of Medical Research commenced publication in 1995. Enquiries regarding content published prior to 2012 should be sent to journals@biomedcentral.com.

For further information about the material covered by European Journal of Medical Research, please see our "Criteria for publication" below"and to view details of our Editorial Board members, please visit the "Editorial Board" page.

Open access

All articles published by European Journal of Medical Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Authors of articles published in European Journal of Medical Research are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.

For authors who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. European Journal of Medical Research therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1520/$2590/€1920 for each article accepted for publication. If the submitting author's institution is a Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Indexing services

All articles published in European Journal of Medical Research are included in:

  • CAS
  • Current contents
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • MEDLINE
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Scopus

The full text of all research articles is deposited in digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).

The full text of all research articles published by BioMed Central is also available on SpringerLink.

European Journal of Medical Research is tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and has an Impact Factor of 1.40.

Publication and peer review process

Criteria for publication

European Journal of Medical Research considers the following types of articles:

  • Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.
  • Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.
  • Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction.

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Monitoring Editor and suitable manuscripts are sent for peer review. The reports of at least two reviewers are considered when deciding on acceptance or rejection of a manuscript; a further reviewer is invited in cases where these reviewers disagree. The peer-review system is closed, meaning that reviewer' confidentiality is maintained and reports are not made publicly available. Final decisions, however, rest with the Editor-in-Chief, who aims to provide an initial decision within four weeks.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My European Journal of Medical Research, a personalized section of the site.

Copyediting and proofs

European Journal of Medical Research will copyedit manuscripts before they are published.

Following the acceptance of an article, it is published in European Journal of Medical Research as a provisional PDF file with minimal delay (subject to formatting checks, copyediting and author verification). Fully formatted PDF and full-text (HTML) versions are made available shortly after that.

Reprints

High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.

Supplements

European Journal of Medical Research will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to European Journal of Medical Research should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Citing articles in European Journal of Medical Research

Articles in European Journal of Medical Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Eur J Med Res [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Eur J Med Res 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in European Journal of Medical Research?

High visibility

European Journal of Medical Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication

European Journal of Medical Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through European Journal of Medical Research and BioMed Central.

Flexibility

Online publication in European Journal of Medical Research gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in European Journal of Medical Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on European Journal of Medical Research's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in European Journal of Medical Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in European Journal of Medical Research. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Authors of articles published in European Journal of Medical Research retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright policy and license agreement).

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