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.

  • A monthly journal for internists who teach and/or do research
  • Practice-based evidence for evidence-based practice
  • Highly rated by authors (97% would definitely or probably publish in the journal again)
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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Steven Asch,
  • Carol Bates,
  • Jeff Jackson
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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4.606 (2018)
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4.912 (2018)
Five year impact factor
27 days
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1,484,175 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1525-1497
Print ISSN
0884-8734
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