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Scientific journals in medicine

Scientific journals in medicine are designed to help doctors, researchers and all medical workers exchange relevant information, research outcomes, discuss cases from clinical practice and keep abreast of the latest advances in the modern medicine.

The publication of scientific articles on medicine in academic journals is important not only for practicing doctors, but also for all reseacrhers. Even undergraduate and graduate students wishing to apply for advanced degrees can publish research papers. Having published paper in academic journal would help to increase chances for successful career since it shows high level of academic preparation. Prefossors and academic researchers need to publish papers periodically in order to keep status. All academic journals announce call for papers. Typically, scientific journals must meet certain requirements:

  • peer review practice;
  • information transparency;
  • inclusion in variety of citation systems depends on country, industry, etc;
  • frequency of issue of numbers;
  • journal issues should be included in citation systems - Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, etc.

What areas are covered by medical scientific journals

Medical and biomedical publications cover all existing areas of medical practice. There are both journals targeted at a wide range of readers and highly specialized journals designed for medical professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students. Many academic journals focus on specific medical field. Respected academic journals focus on a particular area of science. Publish paper in journals with high impact factor is very prestigious.

The main directions of medical scientific journals are:

  • Clinical medicine,
  • Prevention and diagnosis of diseases,
  • Medical and biological research,
  • Pharmacy.

The history of scientific journals: the first journal of medicine

The first specialized scientific journals on medicine were established in the second half of the 17th century thanks to the development of medical science. Up to this point, essays on methods of treating diseases have been published in general scientific journals. The first medical journal in Russia was the St. Petersburg Medical Bulletin newspaper, published for two years since 1792. The newspaper sought to help doctors exchange experience and information; some of papers were very practical. In addition, it published advice on the treatment and prevention of diseases for a wide range of readers.

Another interesting historical medical publication was the Medical Physics Journal, published under the editorship of doctors I. Vensovich, V. Kotelnitsky and V. Rizenko. The journal contributed to the dissemination of knowledge about medicine and published notes on natural science. However, due to the lack of periodicity, it did not gain popularity among readers and in 1821 the publication of the journal was discontinued.

From 1811 to 1816, the St. Petersburg Medical-Surgical Academy published the General Journal of Medical Science, which was a collection of articles on medicine and served for the exchange of experience between doctors, and also contained practical advices and recommendations for readers.

Current trends in medical scientific journals

Current trends in medical journals around the world are associated with the consideration of new methods for early diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, preclinical studies of the latest pharmaceuticals, methods of drug delivery directly to the brain, bypassing the blood-brain barrier.

Large amount of research is devoted to the study of coronavirus infection COVID-19, the development and testing of vaccines and the study of the consequences of this disease in patients who have had this infection. The most influencial publication can be read in academic journals with high impact factor. Despite call for papers, publication can take up to 1 year. Scientific journals with low impact factor take less time to publish paper.

Russian medical scientific journals

Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry

It is considered the oldest medical journal in Russia and has been published since 1901 to the present day. The chief editor is Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Professor I. Gusev. The journal is published with the assistance of the All-Russian Society of Neurologists and the Russian Society of Psychiatrists and highlights current research and treatment methods for neuropathology and psychiatry. The journal is recognized as one of the most influential journals on neurology in Russian.

Scientific periodical publication The Lechaschi Vrach

The journal is designed for medical professionals and publishes news from the medical community, reviews of new pharmaceuticals, research articles for general practitioners, therapists, pediatricians, and more. The publication contains sections for professors of medical universities, undergraduate and graduate students. The Lechaschi Vrach is included in the list of the Graduate Attestation Commission. As a result, publications are taken into account when applying for dissertations.

The Difficult Patient

The scientific journal is included in the list of the Higher Attestation Commission and the RSCI index. It publishes polythematic articles on various fields of medicine, for example, surgery, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, etc, lectures for doctors, as well as advice and recommendations, examines cases from practice.

International medical scientific journals

Academic Emergency Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Chief Editor - Jeffrey A. Kline, MD. Coverage includes basic science, clinical research, educational information and clinical practice related to emergency medicine.

The journal has been published since 1994 and has a high impact factor, which, according to 2015 data, is 2.5.

The Monthly Academic Medicine is published by the Association of American Colleges of Medicine. The journal was founded in 1926 as the Bulletin of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 1989 it received its current name. In 2015, Academic Medicine was ranked in the top five medical education journals, gaining attention on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. The current editor-in-chief of the journal is Laura Weiss Roberts, who has been in office since 2019.

Biomedical journal Alzheimer's Research and Therapy has been published monthly since 2009. It publishes key research on Alzheimer's disease, early diagnosis, potential drug reviews, and preclinical test results.