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Journal of General Internal Medicine



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 at 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.


Women Veterans’ Health and Health Care

This special issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), sponsored by VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Service and the VA Women’s Health Research Network, will be devoted to women Veterans’ health and health care. The special issue will be of interest to clinicians, health services researchers, implementation scientists, social scientists, public health professionals, and policymakers, as well as women who serve or have served in the military.

We encourage submissions reflecting the diverse needs, identities, and experiences of women Veterans, active duty and Reserve/National Guard servicewomen.

We ask that authors interested in advancing this field contribute to this special supplement by submitting articles for review by June 15, 2021.

Read the full call for submissions

Patient and Veteran Engagement in Healthcare Research

Partnering with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders grounds health research in the real-world needs of those who use the results it produces. A growing body of evidence suggests that engagement in research influences and improves how studies are designed and conducted. To share lessons learned from this growing field, the VA Health Services Research and Development Service (VA HSR&D) has joined with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to publish a supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine focused on engaging stakeholders in health research.

We ask that authors interested in advancing this field contribute to this special supplement by submitting articles for review by April 30, 2021.

Read the full call for submissions

Learn more about narrative articles authored by patients and other stakeholders

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Co-Editors in Chief

teven M Asch, MD, MPH
Stanford University, School of Medicine 

Carol Bates, MD 
Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey L Jackson, MD, MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin