The Journal of General Internal Medicine is the official journal of the Society of General Internal Medicine. It promotes improved patient care, research, and education in primary care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine. Its articles focus on topics such as clinical medicine, epidemiology, prevention, health care delivery, curriculum development, and numerous other non-traditional themes, in addition to classic clinical research on problems in internal medicine.

JGIM is ranked #1 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Primary Health Care, with a 2019 H-5 Index of 57.

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  • We are the official journal of the Society of General Internal Medicine, received by all Society members and ranked #1 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Primary Health Care.
  • Highly accessible through SpringerLink, we publish to a broad audience, recording approximately 1.5 million article downloads each year.
  • The journal publishes practice-based evidence to support evidence-based practice, in internal medicine, primary care and hospital medicine.
  • With our rigorous and swift peer review process, the journal is highly rated by authors, with over 80% reporting an excellent or good publishing experience with us. 

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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Steven Asch,
  • Carol Bates,
  • Jeff Jackson
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

5.128 (2020)
Impact factor
6.07 (2020)
Five year impact factor
29 days
Submission to first decision
139 days
Submission to acceptance
2,548,116 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1525-1497
Print ISSN
0884-8734
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