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The Journal of General Internal Medicine is the official journal of the Society. 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 offers early publication on to reach a broad audience,  with online access to abstracts and full articles rapidly growing each year.  JGIM's impact factor has risen in parallel with its increasing number of high-quality submissions.  Special supplements to JGIM  provide state-of-the-art updates on key topics such as health literacy, women's health, medical education and reforming relationships in health care.

Apply Now for JGIM Editorial Board

The JGIM Editorial Board is currently looking to fill six vacancies for editorial board members (five full members and one board chairperson). We are looking for representation for the new slots from some of the following fields: international member, medical education, women's health, and business administration, health services research, health care disparities, and health care policy. We would also strongly consider ACLGIM members and people who have had previous experience on boards of other medical journals. Those interested in applying for the editorial board chair position should be a senior SGIM or ACLGIM member with in-depth knowledge of medical journal publishing and the unique history of JGIM and SGIM.

The JGIM editorial board is committed to maintaining a diverse slate of participants. Members of the JGIM editorial board must be SGIM members in good standing. The Editorial Board will have the following responsibilities and will meet quarterly by telephone:

1. Serve as advisors to the JGIM Editors for strategic planning about the content and operations of the Journal. This will involve regular evaluation of the Journal and its stewardship, including review of the Editors’ annual report on accomplishments, problems, and plans.

2. Serve as advisors to the GIM Editors andSGIM Council on how to ensure the editorial independence of the Journal.

3. Assist the Editors in reviewing manuscripts, at the discretion of the Editors.

4. Provide input to the SGIM Council regarding major decisions, such as selection of a new publisher and/or new editor(s), focusing on how such decisions could affect the content, operations, and editorial independence of the Journal.

The deadline to apply is February 8, 2018. Successful candidates will be announced in March and will join the board as of the 2018 SGIM annual meeting in April 2018. There is an in-person meeting at the 2018 annual meeting in Denver, but attendance at this meeting is not a requirement of editorial board membership.

To apply, please view the entire set of Editorial Board Responsibilities and upload your current CV and 1-2 page letter of interest online by following the directions below. Please contact Francine Jetton, Director of Communications, at for more information.

1. Log into SGIM Members only
2. Enter your email address and password - Click on Log IN
3. Click on awards/nominations from the menu on the left
4. Choose "Click here to nominate a member for an award" and then click on the red ADD at the right hand top of the box
5. Select "JGIM Editorial Board Nominations" from the drop down box and double click in the open box to select a nominee (or nominate yourself)
6. Upload a current copy of your CV and a 1-2 page statement of interest

Full-Text Access to JGIM
If you are an SGIM member, you have full-text access to all JGIM articles.  Simply log in to the Members Only section of the Web Site and click on the JGIM Online button.

Information From Our Publisher
For more information from Springer, the publisher of JGIM, please click here.
Download a PDF document with the Journal Metrics here.

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Questions About Your Manuscript?
If you have a question about your manuscript, please contact the Editorial Office.  The SGIM National Office cannot provide you with information about your manuscript.  

JGIM Co-Editors-in-Chief 

Steven M Asch, MD, MPH
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Carol Bates, MD
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Jeffrey L Jackson, MD, MPH
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