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Top 25 Prestigious Medical Journals

There are many medical and scientific journals. For any area of specialty or field of study, there are most likely multiple publications competing for the title of “go to” authority. So when you are picking out a journal, whether it is as a credible source or as a place to publish your own research, it can be tough to pick the right one. However, over time, certain publications have risen above the rest. We can call these “prestigious” medical journals.

“Prestige” simply means that a particular institution is held in high regard. While an NFL team may have many pro-bowl players or a movie might win a slew of awards, in the world of scientific publishing prestige is generally measured by a score called “impact factor”. Impact factor, basically, means that the work within a particular publication has been referenced by other works in the field. This can be taken as a rough approximation of the journal’s influence, or impact, on the community at large.

Here is a list of some of the most prestigious medical journals, sorted by their most recent impact factor.

1) CA – A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

ISSN:1542-4863

Impact Factor: 223.679

Link: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15424863

Description: CA is an oncology journal that has been published for the American Cancer society since the 1950s. It is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. The journal covers aspects of cancer research on diagnosis, therapy, and prevention.

2) New England Journal of Medicine

ISSN: 0028-4793

Impact Factor: 74.699

Link: https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/products/

Description: The New England Journal of Medicine is the queen of all general medical journals. It is a weekly medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is among the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals as well as the oldest continuously published one.

3) The Lancet

The Lancet

ISSN: 0140-6736

Impact Factor: 60.392 

Link: https://www.thelancet.com/ 

Description: For the last 197 years, The Lancet has been publishing top tier scientific medical research with the simple goal of improving human lives. It is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals.

4) Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

nature reviews clinical oncology

ISSN: 1759-4782

Impact Factor: 53.276

Link: https://www.nature.com/subjects/biomarkers/nrclinonc

Description: Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology publishes up-to-date summaries of the state of cancer research intended for advanced medical audiences.Basically, it is a peer-reviewed journal for oncologists. The journal was renamed from Nature Clinical Practice Oncology in April 2009. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology is one of eight Clinical Review journals published by the Nature Publishing Group.

5) Nature Reviews Cancer

nature cancer

ISSN: 1474-175X

Impact Factor: 53.030

Link: https://www.nature.com/nrc/ 

Description: Nature Reviews Cancer publishes articles on the modern study of cancer intended for a broad readership. It is still mainly focused on oncologists.

6) Nature Reviews Immunology

ISSN: 1474-1741

Impact Factor: 44.019

Link: https://www.nature.com/nri/ 

Description: Nature Reviews publishes comprehensive surveys of research on all levels of immune response studies. It is a monthly review journal covering the field of immunology. The journal also publishes “Research highlight” articles, which are short summaries written by the editors that describe recent hot research papers.

7) Nature

nature - international journal of science

ISSN: 1476-4687

Impact Factor: 42.778

Link: https://www.nature.com/ 

Description: Nature is a British weekly scientific journal founded and based in London, England. As a multidisciplinary publication, Nature features peer-reviewed research from a variety of academic disciplines, mainly in science, technology, and the natural sciences.

8) Nature Reviews Disease Primers

ISSN:     2056-676X

Impact Factor: 40.689

Link: https://www.nature.com/nrdp/ 

Description: Nature Reviews Disease Primers publishes introductory articles outlining medicine’s current understanding of any one, specific condition from any medical field. Basically, it is a peer-reviewed medical journal publishing broad review articles about disease areas, offering a global overview of the field and outlining “key open research questions”. 

9) World Psychiatry

World Psychiatry

ISSN: 1723-8617

Impact Factor: 40.595

Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20515545 

Description: As the official journal of the world psychiatric organization, World Psychiatry aims to communicate significant psychological research findings to the world. It is the official publication of the World Psychiatric Association. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell and the Editor-in-chief is Mario Maj.

10) Cell

Cell

ISSN: 1097-4172

Impact Factor: 38.637

Link: https://www.cell.com/ 

Description: Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences.

11) Nature Medicine

Nature Medicine

ISSN: 1078-8956

Impact Factor: 36.130

Link: https://www.nature.com/nm/ 

Description: Nature Medicine focuses on publishing the evidence for and impact of cutting-edge insight into disease processes. It is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal publishing research articles, reviews, news and commentaries in the biomedical area, including both basic research and early-phase clinical research covering all aspects of medicine.

12) Nature Reviews Microbiology

nature reviews microbiology

ISSN: 1740-1534

Impact Factor: 34.209

Link: https://www.nature.com/nrmicro/ 

Description: Nature Reviews Microbiology publishes work on the current state of the field of microbiology intended for the widest possible readership.It is a peer-reviewed review journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. It publishes reviews and perspectives on microbiology, bridging fundamental research and its clinical, industrial, and environmental applications.

13) The Lancet Oncology

The Lancet Oncology

ISSN: 1470-2045

Impact Factor: 33.752

Link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/home 

Description: The Lancet Oncology specializes in clinical oncology and pays special attention to articles that suggest changes in cancer treatment best practices.

14) Nature Reviews Genetics

Nature Reviews Genetics

ISSN:1471-0056

Impact Factor: 33.133

Link: https://www.nature.com/nrg/ 

Description: Nature Reviews Genetics is a journal of reviews covering the latest advances in the expansive field of genetics. It is a monthly review journal in genetics and covers the full breadth of modern genetics. The journal publishes review and perspective articles written by experts in the field subject to peer review and copy editing to provide authoritative coverage of topics.

15) Journal of Clinical Oncology 

Journal of Clinical Oncology

ISSN:1527-7755

Impact Factor: 32.956

Link: https://ascopubs.org/journal/jco/

Description: The Journal of Clinical Oncology publishes any and all top-tier cancer research. It is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 3 times a month by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. It covers research on all aspects of clinical oncology. All articles older than one year are freely available online.

16) The Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology

ISSN: 1474-4465

Impact Factor: 30.039

Link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/home  

Description: The Lancet Neurology publishes reviews and cutting-edge articles on any topic in the field of neurology.

17) Cancer Cell

Cancer Cell

ISSN: 1535-6108

Impact Factor: 26.602

Link: https://www.cell.com/cancer-cell/home

Description: Cancer Cell publishes advances in traditional and translational oncological research at the cellular level. It is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Cell Press. It covers all aspects of cancer research at the cellular-level. The journal was established in February 2002 and the editor-in-chief is Li-Kuo Su. 

18) Physiological Reviews

Psyhological Reviews

ISSN: 1522-1210

Impact Factor: 25.588

Link: https://journals.physiology.org/toc/physrev/0/0

Description: Physiological Reviews publishes comprehensive, timely reviews on a wide variety of topics in the field of medical physiology.

19) The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

ISSN: 2213-8595

Impact Factor: 25.340

Link: https://www.thelancet.com/landia/about

Description: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology publishes articles outlining ongoing work in the field of endocrinology.

20) The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1474-4457 

Impact Factor: 24.446

Link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/current

Description: The Lancet Infectious Disease publishes nearly any information that might be of interest to clinicians involved in the study of infectious disease.

21) Accounts of Chemical Research

Accounts of Chemical Research

ISSN: 0001-4842

Impact Factor: 21.661

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/toc/achre4/current

Description: Accounts of Chemical Research features to-the-point descriptions of laboratory chemical research.

22) Immunity

Immunity

ISSN: 1097-4180

Impact Factor: 21.522

Link: https://www.cell.com/immunity/home

Description: Immunity publishes any high quality research that pertains to the field of immunology.

23) Annual Review of Immunology

Annual Review of Immunology

ISSN: 1545-3278

Impact Factor: 20.760

Link:https://www.annualreviews.org/loi/immunol

Description: Annual Review of Immunology concentrates on the human immune system and its response to a wide variety of challenges.

24) Journal of the American College of Cardiology

ISSN:1558-3597

Link:https://www.onlinejacc.org/

Impact Factor: 18.639

Description: The JACC publishes research pertaining to pathologies of the heart and circulatory system.

25) Acta Neuropathologica

Acta Neuropathologica

Link:https://www.springer.com/journal/401

ISSN: 0001-6322

Impact Factor: 18.174

Description: Acta Neuropathologica strives to publish the very best, well-validated neurological disease research available.

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43 Medical and Scientific Journals for Publishing Simple Studies

Many of our clients ask us for a list of journals for publishing simple studies so that they can quickly get published. They are looking for a few things in a journal – it publishes simple studies or simple case reports, has fast review times, a high acceptance rate, usually a low impact factor, it is open access. We could not find such a list anywhere, so we compiled our own. This list encompasses many disciplinary areas since we have clients with dietary supplements, functional foods, simple medical devices, startup biotechs, and simple health and wellness inventions.

Our List of Journals for Publishing Simple Studies

Journal of Biomedical Sciences

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 1 month. Article published exactly 15 days after acceptance

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  1.9
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.jbiomeds.com/

Journal of Biomedical Sciences is an open-access journal that publishes articles in the area of Biochemistry, Biomedical sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Genetics and many others. 

2. Journal of Biomedical Science

Approx. Time to Publication: 125 days from submission to publication

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  5.2
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://jbiomedsci.biomedcentral.com/

Journal of Biomedical Science is an open-access journal that publishes articles that describe the fundamental and molecular aspects of basic medical sciences. This journal places emphasize on molecular studies and molecular mechanisms of different biomedical problems.

3. Translational Biomedicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 1 month. Article published exactly 15 days after acceptance

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.12
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.transbiomedicine.com/

Translational Biomedicine is an open access journal that publishes science research with a focus on scientific discovery and health improvement.

4. Journal of Clinical Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: ~21 days
Acceptance rate: 32%
Impact factor: 5.68
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jcm

Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international journal with a focus on advances in health care and clinical practices

5. Medical Physics

Approx. Time to Publication: Depends. Wiley has a rapid publication system via “Wiley’s Early View Service” which can accelerate time of publication

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.177
Open Access: No

Link: https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/24734209

Medical Physics is an international journal focusing on publishing original research in the realm of physics, imaging science and engineering with a focus on advances in patient diagnosis and therapy.

6. Biofactors

Approx. Time to Publication: Depends. Wiley has a rapid publication system via “Wiley’s Early View Service” which can accelerate time of publication

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.598
Open Access: No

Link: https://iubmb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/18728081

Biofactors is the publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). This journal focuses on research dealing with the identification of new substances and determining how their functions relate at the biochemical and cellular level.

7. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 60 days

Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.455
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/taj

Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease is an open access journal which focuses on high impact scientific studies with a strong clinical and pharmacological emphasis across different chronic diseases.

8. Cancer Science

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 26 days
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.751
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13497006

Cancer Science is an open access journal with an emphasis on research with the potential to alter the disease concept of a tumor and focuses on basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

9. Journal of Personalized Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 24 days
Acceptance rate: 47%
Impact factor: 4.433
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jpm

Journal of Personalized Medicine is an open access journal that focuses on presenting different aspects of personalized medicine to readers. This journal publishes innovative technologies in the area of precision medicine, systems biology and pharmacogenomics.

10. Biomedicines

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 18 days
Acceptance rate: 43%
Impact factor: 4.717
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biomedicines

Biomedicines is an open access journal that focuses on different aspects of human health which include therapeutic strategies and disease. The topics range from targeted therapy, gene therapy, nanobiotechnology, vaccines and nano-biosimilars

11. Genes and Nutrition

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 5 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.258
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://genesandnutrition.biomedcentral.com/

Genes and Nutrition is an open access journal that focuses on finding links between genetics and nutrition, with the intent to improve human health.

12. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 16 days
Acceptance rate: 41%
Impact factor: 4.556
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms

International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an open access journal that presents molecular studies research in biology and chemistry, with a focus and emphasis on molecular medicine.

13. Metabolites

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 20 days
Acceptance rate: 69%
Impact factor: 4.097
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/metabolites

Metabolites is an open access journal that focuses on research in various molecular aspects of metabolism. This journal publishes original research in the area of metabolomics, biotechnology, medicine, and small molecule biomarkers.

14. Frontiers in Pharmacology

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.225
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/pharmacology

Frontiers in Pharmacology is an open access journal that publishes research in the areas of basic and clinical pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.

15. Nanotheranostics

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 20 days
Acceptance rate: 69%
Impact factor: 4.097
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.ntno.org/

Nanotheranostics is an open access journal that publishes research in the realm of nanotechnology that focuses on diagnostics and therapy for different diseases. This includes research into nanomedicine, nanoimaging, drug delivery and nanoelectronic biosensors

16. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

Approx. Time to Publication: ~ 2 months
Acceptance rate: 35%
Impact factor: 0.50
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.dovepress.com/nutrition-and-dietary-supplements-journal

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements is an open access journal that focuses on nutritional requirements in health and disease research. Additionally, the journal publishes research that seeks to identify the optimal use of supplements and dietary strategies for growth and development.

17. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 2.109
Open Access: No

Link: https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/journal-of-alternative-and-complementary-medicine-the/26/overview

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is a journal that focuses on providing research that integrates complementary and alternative medical practices into the mainstream.

18. Clinical Case Studies

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 0.817
Open Access: No

Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ccs

Clinical Case Studies is a journal that focuses on innovative psychotherapy case studies that deal with individual, couples or family therapy.

19. Journal of Nutrition

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.281
Open Access: No

Link: https://academic.oup.com/jn

Journal of Nutrition is a journal that publishes research covering many different aspects of experimental nutrition research in humans and other animal species.

20. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 2.1
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine is an open-access journal that focuses on herbal medicine, and traditional medicine.

21. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.074
Open Access: No

Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17555949

CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics is a journal that focuses on publishing original research in the area of central nervous system therapeutics. The focus is on clinical conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and drug abuse.

22. Drug Metabolism Reviews

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.956
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/idmr20/current

Drug Metabolism Reviews is a journal that provides in depth reviews on topics ranging from potential drugs, environmentally toxic chemicals, absorption, metabolism and excretion, and enzymology.

23. Biomedical Journal

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.697
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomedical-journal

Biomedical Journal is a journal that publishes research in all fields of clinical and biomedical sciences. Clinical trials, biomarker studies and characterization of human pathogens are some of the topics covered by this journal.

24. Molecular Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.096
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://molmed.biomedcentral.com/

Molecular Medicine is an open access journal that presents research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.

25. Journal of Translational Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 134 days
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.124
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/

Journal of Translational Medicine is an open access journal that serves as a link between basic and clinical science. The journal covers varies aspects of translational medicine but have several specialized sections including, but not limited to, cancer microenvironment, cell/gene therapy and immunobiology.

26. BioMolecular Concepts

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.011
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/bmc/bmc-overview.xml

BioMolecular concepts is an open access journal that publishes research across different fields of biomolecular research which includes, but not limited to, biochemistry, plant biology, molecular medicine and neuroscience.

27. Molecular Therapy – Oncolytics

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 – 5 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.115
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.cell.com/oncolytics/latest-content

Molecular Therapy – Oncolytics is an open access journal a part of the “molecular therapy” family of journals which focuses on the development and clinical testing of different therapies which target cancer.

28. Nanomedicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.300
Open Access: No

Link: https://www.futuremedicine.com/loi/nnm

Nanomedicine is a journal focused on the medical aspects of the challenges related to nanoscale-structured material and devices, biotechnology devices and molecular machine systems and nanorobotics.

29. Journal of Natural Products

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.779
Open Access: No

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/journal/jnprdf

Journal of Natural Products is a journal that publishes research in the area of biochemistry and chemistry of naturally occurring compounds.

30. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.463
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/taw

Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety is an open access journal that publishes original research articles around the safety and use of drugs in patients.

31. Advances in Therapy

Approx. Time to Publication: 6 weeks
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.871
Open Access: No

Link: https://www.springer.com/journal/12325

Advances in therapy is a journal which publishes clinical observational, real-world, and health outcomes research that revolves around the area of therapeutics, pharmacoeconomics, public health, epidemiology, quality of life, and patient care.

32. Wounds

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 0.97
Open Access: No

Link: http://www.woundsresearch.com/content/about-wounds

Wounds is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts research articles and commentaries on tissue repair and regeneration, wound healing, and clinical wound management.

33. Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.088
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://journals.lww.com/aswcjournal/pages/default.aspx

Advances in Skin & Wound Care is a balanced journal with original research and clinical articles which focus on wounds and skin integrity.

34. Journal of Wound Care

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: 44%
Impact factor: 1.205
Open Access: No

Link: http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/journal/jowc

JWC published primary research and clinical articles pertaining to tissue viability.

35. Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.224
Open Access: yes

Link: http://journals.lww.com/jncqjournal/pages/default.aspx

This journal is geared toward all nurses in care quality programs and focuses on concepts and applications in the practice. 

36. Journal of Tissue Viability

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.263
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://www.journaloftissueviability.com/

Journal of Tissue Viability encompasses all factors of wound care including patient care, pain, nutrition, wound healing, research, prevention, mobility, social problems and management.

37. Nurse Education in Practice

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.314
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://www.nurseeducationinpractice.com/

The journal publishes articles that are focused on combining education and nursing practice.

38. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing 

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.359
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://journals.lww.com/jwocnonline/pages/default.aspx

The official journal of the WOCN professional nursing society publishes the most current research in the field.

39. Critical Care Nurse

Approx. Time to Publication: —
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 1.608
Open Access: No

Link: http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/

The CCN journal publishes primary research and information regarding bedside care of critically ill patients.

40. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: 80%
Impact factor: 3.226
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms

The IJMS publishes research articles focused on molecular chemistry.

41. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.289
Open Access: Yes

Link: http://www.archives-pmr.org/

This journal publishes both peer reviewed research articles and case reports that are focused on physical medicine and rehabilitation.

42. Journal of Dermatological Science

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.733
Open Access: No

Link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-dermatological-science

JDS aims to promote molecular and clinical research in the field of dermatology.

43. International Journal of Nursing Studies

Approx. Time to Publication: 1 month
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 3.755
Open Access: Yes

Link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-nursing-studies/

The IJNS publishes a wide array of articles pertaining to methods utilized in nursing, midwifery and other health care positions.

We of course can help find a journal for publishing your simple study if none of these are a good fit for you. Also, if you need help writing analyzing your data, writing your paper, formatting it to the journal’s specifications and submitting it to the journal, contact us for help with that too.

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Top 50 Medical Journals for Fast Publication

The field of medical science is enormous and it can sometimes be overwhelming to find the top medical journals for getting published.

Research has become such a fast-paced and competitive environment that rapid publication of experimental findings is necessary. 

Choosing the wrong medical journal can lead to many months of lost time if the submission is rejected or unseen by the vast majority of your audience.

The purpose of this massive list of academic medical journals is to help scientists, doctors, researchers and companies get published quickly.

Many of these have quick review times, electronic publication, good acceptance rates and lower impact factors

Journals with higher impact factors often do not have to boast quick publication times because they have a constant flow of quality submissions.

However, the desire to spread new knowledge promptly is gaining more support and even high impact journals are beginning to offer faster publication options.

Disclaimer: The values listed in this article for publication time and acceptance rate are approximate ranges based on external reviews of the best medical journals in science. Although, our findings may not accurately reflect an individual experience or actual averages unless stated on the journal’s website. 

1.  Journal of Clinical Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication:  1 month
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  2.046 (2018) 
Open Access: Yes

The Journal of Clinical Medicine publishes articles for advanced health care practices and general medical research.

It focuses on high visibility, rapid publication and thorough peer-review.

2.  Experimental Physiology

Approx. Time to Publication: 1 month
Acceptance rate:  ~29%
Impact factor:  2.624 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

Experimental Physiology focuses on publishing scientific articles on the topics of homeostatic and adaptive health responses as well as pathophysiological mechanisms of disease.

With one of the fastest average times to online publication, this journal is a great option for articles matching the medical journal’s focus.

3. Methods and Applications in Fluorescence

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  2.940 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence is a renown journal that aims to publish articles on novel developments in fluorescence spectroscopy, imaging, microscopy, fluorescent probes, labels and nanomaterials.

They utilize a single-blind peer review process for quick publication and quality review.

4.  International Journal of Nanomedicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 80%
Impact factor:  4.471 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The International Journal of Nanomedicine has a very quick publication timeline and a high acceptance rate. This medical journal covers a large range of topics in the field of nanomedicine.

This academic journal accepts all applications of nanotechnology but is focused mainly:

  • Drug delivery
  • Biosensors
  • Regenerative nanomedicine
  • Nanodiagnostics
  • Nanoinformatics
  • Nanotoxicity.

5. Journal of Physiology

Approx. Time to Publication:  1.5 months
Acceptance rate:  ~25%
Impact factor:  4.950 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

The Journal of Physiology publishes research across all areas of physiology and pathophysiology.

They are most interested in publishing articles with a clinical or translational focus, new principles or mechanisms, lower vertebrate of invertebrate models and theoretical computational models.

6.  Glia

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  ~75%
Impact factor:  5.829 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

Glia is the number one journal for glia research and publishes manuscripts that provide insights into the aspects of glial structure and function.

Accepted manuscripts are published online promptly through Early View for rapid publication.

7. Vision

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 70%
Impact factor:  —
Open Access: Yes

Vision is an international journal that publishes a wide range of articles within eye research. The journal was first launched in 2017 and does not have an impact factor score yet.

With no page length minimum or maximum and a quick acceptance time, this top academic journal is a great option for researchers in ophthalmology looking for a fast publication. 

8. Physiological Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  2.130 (2019)
Open Access:  Yes

Physiological Reports is an open access journal that publishes articles from basic and translational physiology and closely related fields. The journal aims to publish all deserving work and often accepts referred rejected articles from supporter journals.

9. Journal of International Medicinal Research

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~60%
Impact factor:  1.351 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The Journal of International Medicinal Research publishes original research of clinical and preclinical manuscripts as well as reviews, meta-analyses, pilot studies and case reports. They focus on rapid peer review, rapid publication and broad distribution of research.

10. Molecules

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~60%
Impact factor: 3.060 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Molecules is an international journal that focuses on chemistry and is published semi-monthly. Along with being open access, Molecules also has expanded indexing and no restrictions on article length or extra charges for color images. The journal has a somewhat larger scope then others on this list with the fastest publication time and reviews articles in most biological and chemical fields as long as there is a focus on molecular properties or interactions.

11. eLife

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~50% (no set rate)
Impact factor: 6.830 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

eLife is a non-profit publisher of articles across many fields in science and technology.

This is one of the best journals for acceptance rates. ELife’s main goal is to promote communication in research by reducing the number of revision rounds.

Requesting more data only if they are essential and providing the opportunity for authors to share a preprinted version of a submitted article to the online server, bioRxiv, while the manuscript is under review.

This allows the research to be available much quicker than standard publications. eLife also does not have a set number or rate for accepted papers and therefore judges each article independently without other constraints.

12. RMD Open

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 39%
Impact factor:  3.440 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

RMD Open publishes original research covering musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatism and connective tissue disease. The journal focuses on small studies and clinical cases. RMD Open has a high acceptance rate and a quick publication time but is limited by a small research focus. 

13. Journal of Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~25%
Impact factor:  6.074 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Neuroscience is the official journal of Society for Neuroscience and publishes articles in any neuroscience related discipline.

Among their core values are scientific rigor, prompt publication and constructive peer review. This medical journal is open to all manuscripts in the vast field of neuroscience and has a very quick review process.

14. Journal of Experimental Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate:  ~80%
Impact factor:  3.017 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

JEB is the leading biology journal of comparative animal physiology that seeks to publish manuscripts with a novel, mechanistic and hypothesis driven experimental design.

The academic publication is free with this journal but to have your paper published with open access has a fee.

15. eNeuro

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: ~80%
Impact factor:  3.460 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

eNeuro’s mission is to promote science that aids to the understanding of the nervous system which may fall short of the criteria required for the Journal of Neuroscience.

This includes manuscripts of all length describing new methodologies, novel observations without a clear mechanistic pathway or negative results within the field of neuroscience.

16. Neuropharmacology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: 32% 
Impact factor: 4.367 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

Neuropharmacology focuses on the impacts of “chemical agents on neurobiological processes”. This top journal focuses mainly on research using mammalian species but does not typically publish clinical research.

Even though the scope of this academic journal is relatively specific, prompt publication and a fair acceptance rate make this a good option for articles in this field.

17. Molecular Cancer Research

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  4.484 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The scope of Molecular Cancer Research focuses on basic research with a broad reach within the cancer field.

More specifically the journal is interested in mechanistic pathways of cancer risk, development or progression. This academic journal also has an “OnlineFirst” program that publishes electronic articles promptly after peer review but before copyediting to promote fast manuscript release.

18. Communications Biology

Approx. Time to Publication:  2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  ~80%
Impact factor:  —
Open Access: Yes
Communications Biology is from the Nature family but was launched recently in 2018.  The journal will review a research manuscript from any field of biology.

Since they are a relatively new journal, their acceptance rate is remains high while maintaining a quick timeline for publication.

19.  Physiology and Behavior

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  55%
Impact factor:  2.635 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Physiology and Behavior is focused on the causal mechanisms of behavior and is particularly interested in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

20. Cell Chemical Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  3.15 (2019) 
Open Access:  Optional

Cell Chemical Biology reviews a wide variety of manuscripts but encourages submissions that provide conceptual advancement to a subject that has a general or broad interest to both chemists and biologists.

21. Journal of Hypertension

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.209 (2019)
Open Access: Yes   

The Journal of Hypertension is a very focused journal with a limited scope.

However, the medical journal has a “commitment to rapid publication” which allows for fast completion times for articles following under this field.

22. PLOS Genetics

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: ~42%
Impact factor: 5.030 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

PLOS Genetics is multidisciplinary and publishes manuscripts from every field of biology by maintaining the common link of genetic findings.

This top journal has a wide variety of article types but focuses on originality, importance, broad interests, rigorous study and strong evidence as the criteria for publication.

A fast publication timeline and nearly 50% acceptance rate makes this journal a candidate for strong consideration for manuscript submission.

23.  Oncogenesis

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  5.995 (2018) 
Open Access:  Yes

Oncogenesis is an open access journal that seeks to explore the molecular basis of cancer and malignant change.  The quick publication time of this journal makes it a great option for cancer research.

24. mBio

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: ~50%Ž
Impact factor:  6.500 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

mBio accepts all manuscripts that relate to microbiology and similar fields for rapid publication.

The Mbio journal accepts the following types of manuscripts on Microbiology:

  • Original research (~5000 words),
  • Mini-reviews (~6000 words),
  • Opinions (~2500 words),
  • Perspectives (~2000 words),
  • Observations (~1200 words)
  • Commentaries (~1000 words).

25. Journal of Cell Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: 33%
Impact factor:  8.891 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Cell Biology accepts articles from many different subfields.

They are focused mostly on the research topic of cell biology and will accept research in this field without requiring any specific type of experimental approach. 

The main criteria for journal publication are novel, significant and interesting findings.

26. Journal of Anatomy

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 2.638 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Anatomy focuses on exploring the field through analyzing structure, function, development and evolution.

Special focus is given to articles using modern imaging techniques with clear relevance to the anatomical community. 

27.  Mobile DNA

Approx. Time to Publication:  3 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor: 3.630 (2018) 
Open Access: Yes

Mobile DNA aims to publish novel research into the DNA rearrangement of organisms and the utility of mobile genetic elements.

Although somewhat limited in scope, Mobile DNA maintains a fairly quick revision time and open access status for prompt publication.

28. Scientific Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: 56%
Impact factor: 4.011 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Scientific Reports is open to research from natural and clinical sciences including:

  • Physical sciences
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Biological sciences
  • Health sciences.

This journal is from the same publishing group as Nature and focuses on quick publications that are easily discovered by promoting open access and PubMed indexing. 

29. PLOS Pathogens

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: ~50%
Impact factor:  6.463 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

PLOS Pathogens is an open access journal focused on:

  • Bacterial
  • Fungal
  • Parasitic
  • Viral
  • Prion infections and how they interact with their host.

This top journal publication has a criteria that focuses on originality, importance to medical science, and rigor of the research. 

30. Current Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate: ~80%
Impact factor:  9.193 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Current Biology is a journal that focuses very generally on new advances in all fields of biology.

This well know medical journal aims to increase communication and collaboration across the many fields with biological interests.

Current Biology has a high acceptance rate and a fairly quick time to publication.

They also have a pre-submission inquiry program that aims to reduce wasted time for authors by screening the article abstract and cover letter for suitability. The editors typically complete this process in one working day.

31. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~65%
Impact factor:  4.743 (2019) 
Open Access: Yes

EMM is an online open-access journal that seeks to publish developments in translational research and biomedical science that are applicable to improved clinical human health.

This top biomedical journal is known for high acceptance rate, quick time to publication and broad scope make it a great choice for a biomedical science manuscript.

32. Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Approx. Time to Publication:  3-4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~25%
Impact factor:  2.950 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

The Journal of Biomedical informatics focuses on publications highlighting new methodologies and techniques that evolve the science of biomedical informatics and are directly applicable to biomedical sciences.

33. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA

Approx. Time to Publication:  3-4 months
Acceptance rate: ~20%
Impact factor:  4.292 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

JAMIA is a health informatics and biomedical science journal that covers a wide variety of topics including education and public health.

The academic journal publishes a large range of manuscript types including primary research, case studies and opinion articles. 

34. Science Immunology

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  8.160 (2019)
Open Access: No

Science Immunology publishes manuscripts from the broad field of immunology including validation of new tools and techniques.

They cover medical research from basic to translational and clinical science. Science immunology focuses on short articles that are published in a timely manner and can offer expedited review for papers needing quick assessment.

35. BMC Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~27%
Impact factor:  2.620 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

BMC Neuroscience is an open access journal that covers all aspects of the nervous system with particular interest in animal model studies, cognitive and behavioral research as well as computational modeling.

36. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.504 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

As indicated by the title of this journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience focuses on understanding how aging alters the Central Nervous System.

This multidisciplinary journal focuses on the integration of sub-disciplines of neuroscience and aims for translational approaches to aging diseases.

37. Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  5.670 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology is focused on the clinical and pharmacological sciences in the treatment of cancer.

One of the top oncology journals in the world, it’s publications are open to all areas of oncology research, which encompasses a large variety of biomedical fields.

Quick online publication makes this journal a good option for fast publication in the field of oncology.

38. Cell Reports/Cell Press

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: 24%
Impact factor: 7.815 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Cell Reports considers articles from any topic in life sciences that provide “new biological insight”.

They publish short reports and longer article formats. Cell Reports maintains a fairly prompt publication timeline, a wide scope and high impact factors making it a solid option for almost any topic in the biomedical sciences.

39. Annals of Biomedical Engineering

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-5 months
Acceptance rate: 25%
Impact factor: 3.630 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

The Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal has an interdisciplinary focus on the bioengineering and biomedical engineering fields.

It is the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society and aims to use science and engineering to balance scientific observations and analysis. 

40. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: JCEM

Approx. Time to Publication:  4-5 months
Acceptance rate: ~20%
Impact factor: 5.605 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

JCEM accepts original research articles relating to clinical practices in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Virtually all types of manuscripts in these fields are accepted by this academic and medical journal.

The tight focus of this journal makes it an appealing option for timely publication of manuscripts in this field.

41. European Journal of Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-6 months
Acceptance rate:  ~75%
Impact factor:  2.832 (2019) 
Open Access: Optional

EJN is a generic neuroscience journal that publishes article in all aspects of the field.

They strive for fast publication of manuscripts and research papers after acceptance.

EJN often does not reject articles and will lean towards publishing articles based on what topics are currently fashionable or trending in the field.

42. BMC Genomics

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-6 months
Acceptance rate:  ~33%
Impact factor:  3.501 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

BMC Genomics is open access journal publishes articles that focus on genome-scale analysis, functional genomics and proteomics.

It is has an average time to publication but has a good rate of acceptance at approximately 1/3 of submitted manuscripts.

43. PLOS ONE

Approx. Time to Publication: 6 months
Acceptance rate: 49%
Impact factor: 2.870 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Even though PLOS ONE is on the longer side in terms of time to publication, it still made this list due to a high acceptance rate, open access and wide scope.

PLOS ONE accepts original research from over 200 fields within science and medicine. Acceptance of articles is based on the rigor and ethical conduction of the work and less on the appeal of the research topic.

44. Nature Communications

Approx. Time to Publication: 6 months
Acceptance rate: ~38%
Impact factor:  11.878 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Nature Communications is open to manuscripts within biology, health, physics, chemistry and Earth sciences. The journal’s main commitments are to quick publication and high-quality research.

45. International Journal of Public Health

Approx. Time to Publication: 6-7 months
Acceptance rate:  ~65%
Impact factor:  2.373 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

The International Journal of Public Health reviews manuscripts that are relevant to public health worldwide and accepts publications from a large variety of countries and cultures. 

The high acceptance rate and wide scope of this journal counteracts the relatively slow publication time.

Best Journals for Fast and High Impact Publication

46. Nature Microbiology

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 9%
Impact factor:  11.780 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Nature Microbiology publishes original research related to all aspects of microorganisms including evolution, physiology and cell biology.

They are an online-only journal publication and their quick time to publication and impact is a great pull for top tier manuscripts. 

47. EMBO Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: ~15%
Impact factor: 8.300 (2018)
Open Access: Optional 

EMBO Reports focuses on research in the field of molecular biology but also accepts articles on issues involving science and society.

This journal publishes both long and short reports. Even though publication time is fairly rapid, the acceptance rate of EMBO Reports is quite low.

48. Medical Education

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: 10%
Impact factor: 4.619 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Medical Education Journal is primarily an education research journal that accepts manuscripts in many forms.

Of particular interest are articles that employ “empirical finding and conceptual grounding.”

The fast journal publication of articles and unique scope but low acceptance rate gave this journal a place in this bonus section.

49. Molecular Biology and Evolution

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months (Fast Track: 1 week)
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  14.797 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Molecular Biology and Evolution publishes research that provides new insights into the molecular processes and changes due to evolution.

This top medical journal aims to provide evolutionary research tools through the articles it publishes including new theories or improved methods.

Molecular Biology and Evolution also has a “Fast Track” option for faster journal publication. Manuscripts with the highest priority can be placed on this option are published online in one week. 

50. Science 

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: ~7%
Impact factor:  20.570 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The journal Science publishes full research articles, reports, reviews and commentaries among virtually all fields in science.

They seek to publish articles which have wide spread importance across multiple fields. This journal also has a “First Release” program available for faster online publication.

51. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: PNAS

Approx. Time to Publication: 5 months
Acceptance rate: 14%
Impact factor:  9.580 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

PNAS primarily publishes articles in the physical, social and biological sciences. The journal focuses on easy submission, independent peer review, quick online publication and flexible journal length.

PNAS is a solid journal with a reasonable turnaround time but the low acceptance rate makes publishing with PNAS a rewarding challenge.

Conclusion

There you have it – 51 options for rapid publication of your research papers, reviews, case reports, and more. If you need help with your writing, editing, or submission, contact us for a quote.

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Recently awarded Army 4 year contract

This year, our team has expanded significantly to meet our clients’ needs. We will continue expanding to service a new Army contract we were recently awarded and an NIH contract we were awarded last year. Our new federal contract with the DoD Army MEDCOM is a 4-year contract for providing grant and manuscript writing and editing support. It is specifically to help the researchers at the Brooke Army Medical Center.

That means we now have additional subject matter experts along with our expanded capacity. Take a look at our About Us page to see information on our newer team members:

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Take advantage of our additional expertise and capacity. Let us know if you have any upcoming or ongoing projects we can help you with. We happy to get on a call or video chat to bring our teams’ expertise and experience in solving your challenges.

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8(a) EDWOSB Certified Medical Writers Federal Contractors

The Med Writers is a federal 8(a) and EDWOSB certified firm, allowing us to receive sole-source awards up to $4M. We are also a MOSB, WOSB, and SDB. Our team of Ph.D. scientists and doctors write and edit grant website content, proposals, manuscripts, articles, systematic reviews, white papers, presentations, slide decks, posters and more. Most of those types of projects are in the NAICS code 541990: all other professional, scientific and technical services. We also write articles, blog posts, press releases plus other types of web content, which can be in the NAICS code 541820: public relations agencies.

The federal agencies we currently serve as prime federal contractors include the Department of Health and Human Services (specifically NIH) and the Department of Defense (specifically Army MEDCOM). We are open to working with other agencies and offices as prime or sub.

Our company is happy to bid on contracts as prime or sub and are open to teaming arrangements, joint ventures, mentor-protege, and other agreements. We work in many additional NAICS codes that are not listed above. Please contact us to discuss your federal contracting or subcontracting needs.

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Healthcare Marketing Hacks

 

Every healthcare marketing executive knows the value of good content and plans to invest in more content for their organization. Yet, knowing how to create that good content is so elusive for most of them. To help with that, here are some simple strategies for creating good healthcare content that gets traffic. This isn’t just the same old strategy of sharing other people’s content. This is the stuff that gets pages to the top of Google searches.

Healthcare marketing hack #1: Repurpose old content

Every piece of content doesn’t have to brand new. Look at your analytics and see which pages have gotten the most traffic. These are the topics that your audience is most interested in. Take the info on those pages and try for instance to:

  • rewrite it into new articles
  • summarize it into an infographic
  • expand it into a white paper or free report
  • create social media posts based on it.

Healthcare marketing hack #2: Answer patients’ questions and complaints

Most healthcare organizations have a system for patients to submit feedback. Access that feedback that has been submitted and use it as topics for new content. Email your patient database with a survey asking what healthcare questions they have that they would like answered and then use those questions as topics for new content.

Healthcare marketing hack #3: Make simple videos

When most healthcare marketing executives think of videos, they envision having expensive videographers shooting and editing a video. While those polished advertisements are nice, that’s not what I’m talking about here. Something interesting or groundbreaking happens in your organization every day. For example, doctors are trying new techniques, seeing rare diseases, curing diseases and healing sick people. Secondly, they are also giving seminars, lectures, presentations, and classes. Thirdly, patients want to tell their stories of how they were seen, healed or counseled. Record clips of it all on your smartphone, edit with free software like Microsoft Movie Maker or iMovie and post it on your organization’s blog. Just be cognizant of patient privacy laws when recording patients. So, be sure to have any patients you record sign a consent and release form.

Hopefully, these ideas were helpful. But if your marketing department needs some help with creating content or a content strategy, please contact us.

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Doctor Review Or Doctor Authors Gets Google Rank

What can you do to drive more traffic to your site? We all know about the value of SEO, but did you know that having a doctor review and approve your content actually helps with Google rank? That’s right, Google likes to see that a doctor was the author of your content.

A doctor review doesn’t just help with Google rank though. It gives your website credibility. People need to know that what they are reading came from a trustworthy source, someone who knows what they are talking about. Having a doctor as author does that.

Here at The Med Writers we have several doctoral biomedical scientists and medical doctors that are well qualified to provide a doctor review of your health-related content and be listed as author.

Our doctor reviews include the following:

  1. Fact checking – we will go through your content to make sure that all of the information is correct. We won’t just rely on our own knowledge, but will also check the latest studies to make sure that your content is accurate and current
  2. Adding references – we will add in-text citations and a reference list to back up and add weight to the statements made on your website
  3. Making changes where necessary – if we find information that is incorrect, we will rewrite it so that it is correct
  4. Proofreading – since we are going through your content anyway, as a bonus we will fix any spelling or grammar issues as we go. If we feel that there are other ways to improve the general readability and effectiveness of your content, we will let you know.

Once we are finished with the doctor review, we will provide the name and credentials of the writer that did the review, so that you can list the doctor as the author of your content.

What if you don’t have a website yet? If you are just starting to build your website and are looking for a doctor to write your content from scratch, we can do that as well. We aren’t just doctors, we are also a team of professional writers; therefore, whether you need a doctor review of existing content, or need content written from scratch by a doctor, we’ve got you covered.

Please contact us today to see how a doctor review can help improve your Google rank and add credibility to your website.

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Sickle cell drug marketing success: the most overlooked strategy

July 2017 marked the first FDA approval of a sickle cell drug in 20 years. The product is called Endari, which is made by Emmaus Medical. Unfortunately, though, sickle cell patients were, for the most part, oblivious to the existence of this new drug. People with this rare, painful and life-threatening disease are anxiously awaiting new sickle cell drugs, right? The sickle cell drug marketing departments that assumed this were wrong.

Endari is expected in pharmacies soon but there is so little buzz about it in the sickle cell community. Why? Emmaus Medical, like all the other companies about to do sickle cell drug marketing, skipped a step. The missing step is connecting with and gaining the trust of sickle cell patients.

Sickle cell patients are weary of new medicines because all they’ve had for 20 years is hydroxyurea. That’s a chemotherapy drug that only works for 1/3 of sickle cell patients and brings with it typical chemotherapy side effects! Therefore, it’s no surprise that most patients don’t want to try a new drug. In their minds, new drugs mean new problems by way of side effects, and they already have enough health problems. More importantly, they do not trust pharmaceutical companies. These companies have never done anything good for them. Instead they appear to be out to get rich off their pain and suffering.

How can a sickle cell orphan drug pharmaceutical company ever break into this mistrustful community?

First, get your sickle cell drug marketing department earnestly involved in the sickle cell community as early on as possible. Also, get several key sickle cell patients and hematologists on your side.

Getting involved does not mean sending the local sickle cell chapters and foundations around the country some brochures. It does not mean sending one of your scientists to speak at the support group meetings. It is not limited to speaking at medical conferences and writing articles only for clinicians. Giving talks and handing out brochures doesn’t win these mistrustful sicklers or their hematologists over. Compassion, giving and time wins them over.

Call them, go where they are, be helpful to them, talk about what they want to talk about, answer their questions – even ones that have nothing to do with your drug. Let them get to know you and you get to know them. That’s how trust is built.

The opportunity

I have sickle cell and used to be a sickle cell gene therapy researcher. Because of that, I am an invited speaker at sickle cell events locally and nationally, and have clients that are researching new sickle cell drugs. I have my finger on the pulse of the sickle cell world, and I haven’t seen any sickle cell pharma company do this properly yet.

There are many educated sickle cell patients, like myself, who are willing and able to help companies. Let us help you tap into this market the correct way: slowly and steadily building trust and getting word of mouth referrals. Give the sickle cell community a chance to hear what Imara, Emmaus Medical, Sancilio, NKT Therapeutics, Global Blood Therapeutics, GlycoMimetics, Novartis and other companies are doing for them.

Additionally, this strategy of gaining trust within the sickle cell community is important for sickle cell gene therapy companies too. So Bluebird Bio and others will need to gain trust as well.

Contact me if you want to discuss possible strategies. We can help you align your sickle cell drug marketing strategy with the personality of the sickle cell community.

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Writers for Medical Immigration Application Support Letters

Immigration lawyers that prepare national interest waiver (NIW) and extraordinary ability (E11) applications for biomedical scientists need to write a support letter. This medical immigration application support letter needs to be written simply enough that an immigration examiner can understand it, yet convey the scientific and medical significance of the applicant’s work; therefore, it is best to have it written by biomedical scientists that understand what the applicant does. This makes for a much more effective medical immigration application support letter with a lot less of your time.

Generally, an immigration attorney working on a medical immigration application for a biomedical research employee via a NIW or E11 application gathers a lot of information from the applicant and from his/her peers via questionnaires and reference letters. This highly technical information has to be compiled into a summary letter that would make sense to an immigration examiner. Most immigration attorneys are preparing these NIW or E11 medical immigration application summary letters themselves, or they have a legal assistant helping them. Having the expertise of a biomedical scientific writer for writing the summary letter is a huge help.

Here at The Med Writers, our immigration lawyer clients send us all the information and letters they have gathered and we write the summary letter – no hand holding or micromanaging needed. If edits are needed, they call or send an email with the desired changes and we edit it quickly. Having a team of medical writers on hand, available to help anytime, is invaluable. Also, having biomedical experts that can understand what the applicant does, makes for a more effective and dynamic immigration application summary letter, resulting in a higher success rate for your applications. And you know what an impressive track record and fast turnaround times mean, right? You will be able to attract more clients.

If you’re an immigration attorney and are interested in getting help with writing your medical immigration application summary letters for your national interest waiver or extraordinary ability cases, contact us for a quote, turnaround times and any other information you need. We can get started right away if you need us to.