• Internal and Emergency Medicine is an independent, international journal devoted to all topics related to science and practice of internal and emergency medicine and designed for internists and emergency physicians. The Journal publishes Original articles, Review articles, Letters to the Editor, Editorials and Commentaries and it encourages letters of rebuttal and criticism of published articles. Internal and Emergency Medicine is divided into three sections, i.e., Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Evidence and Health Technology Assessment, with separate Editorial Boards.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Domenico Prisco
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.397 (2020)
Impact factor
3.168 (2020)
Five year impact factor
24 days
Submission to first decision
74 days
Submission to acceptance
432,291 (2020)
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  • New topical collection: "COVID-19 : diagnosis, management and prognosis"

    New topical collection: "COVID-19 : diagnosis, management and prognosis"

    Since December 2019, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has broken into people's life, as a major public health threat worldwide. At the time of this writing, there are over 3 million people infected with SARS-CoV-2 globally and every 30 seconds someone dies from the catastrophic complications of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) .
    The body of knowledge on COVID-19 is increasing exponentially, but conflicting opinions and confusing issues dominate the scientific debate. Urgent issues to be addressed include clinical characterization across age groups, evaluation of the impact of current and novel therapeutic approaches, delineation of key risk factors, and definition of best regulatory and management decisions that are expected to ameliorate outcomes.
    This Topical Collection aims to expand the current knowledge base and to advance the scientific debate  on COVID-19, in particular with respect to diagnosis, management and prognosis. Researches, analyses and opinions that explores phenomena, effects and mechanisms associated with COVID-19 are welcome.
    Researchers, academics, physicians and healthcare professionals interested in these topics are invited to submit manuscripts to this Topical Collection. Please submit your article on www.editorialmanager.com/iaem.

    Prof. Riccardo Polosa
    Dr. Michele Spinicci
    Guest Editors

  • 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.

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Electronic ISSN
1970-9366
Print ISSN
1828-0447
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