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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Journal metrics

4.597 (2019)
Impact factor
4.950 (2019)
Five year impact factor
27 days
Submission to first decision
81 days
Submission to acceptance
1,484,175 (2019)
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  • COVID-19 research collection

    COVID 19To help keep our readers up-to-date on research and analysis related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created this collection of articles and other resources published in Journal of General Internal Medicine. New articles will be added on a monthly basis.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Introducing JGIM's Editors-in-Chief

    The Journal of General Internal MedicineJGIM Logo 3 (JGIM) is 

    proud to have three Editors-in-Chief for the journal including Steven M Asch, Carol Bates, and Jeffrey L Jackson. 

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Electronic ISSN
1525-1497
Print ISSN
0884-8734
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