Family Medicine publishes 10 times a year, with combination issues in July-August and November-December, both in print and online. Family Medicine is indexed in Index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Science Citation Index, and select articles from the Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Higher Education.
Family Medicine publishes original research, systematic reviews,
narrative essays, and policy analyses relevant to the discipline of family
medicine, particularly focusing on primary care medical education, health
workforce policy, and health services research. We seek to be a forum for peer-reviewed scholarship
regarding how to create a workforce to provide cost effective care to
populations of people. The journal does not publish clinical review articles.
Original articles are scholarly manuscripts describing original research, in-depth analyses, or systematic reviews germane to the broad disciplines of family medicine and primary care in the US and internationally. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript as an original article, please use the general categories shown below as a guide:
In general, brief reports will be considered under the same categories listed above for original articles. Brief reports will be smaller in scope but should be equal in rigor to original articles. Education research papers focused on a single program or institution or program with a limited number of subjects should be submitted as brief reports.
Family medicine is a discipline defined as much by our stories as by our science. Narrative essays published in Family Medicine should be stories (or poems) from clinical practice or from the educational setting and may be submitted by teachers, learners, patients, or health professionals. Narrative essays published in the journal are considered to be scholarly articles and will be peer-reviewed as carefully as original articles and brief reports.
A “Letter to the Editor” manuscript should comment on articles recently published in the journal, or discuss current issues relevant to family medicine education or practice. Letters will be published as space is available. Preference will be given to letters contributing to ongoing debate and discussion of issues important to family physicians and educators.
Special articles may be submitted with permission from the editor. This category is reserved for papers important to the discipline of family medicine that are not appropriate as original articles, brief reports, narrative essays, or letters to the editor.
Most book and media reviews are invited. These reviews comment on
recently published books and media that are pertinent to readers of the
journal. Interested individuals should contact the book review editor, William
E. Cayley, Jr., MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Family Medicine's complete Instructions for Authors for manuscript preparation requirements, including required elements and formatting guidelines.
To submit a manuscript, go to the Family Medicine Manuscript System
For additional editorial correspondence, contact:
John Saultz, MD, Editor, Family Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU Family Medicine
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd/Mail Code FM