Annals of Internal Medicine Launches New Web Site

Sophisticated Web Platform Features Advanced Content Delivery System, Optimized for Internal Medicine

PHILADELPHIA, June 18, 2012 - Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP), is launching its Web site - - on a new digital platform to provide internal medicine specialists and subspecialists with a faster, more personalized Web experience across Annals, ACP Journal Club, In the Clinic, and PubMed, and a new multimedia library. An improved search function delivers faster, targeted search results that incorporate individual preferences, and sophisticated article tagging enables automatic display of related articles.

"Visitors can access information quickly and easily - whether it is the latest Annals articles or related commentary, CME, multimedia content, patient education materials, or teaching slides," said Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP, Annals' editor-in-chief and senior vice president at ACP. "The new design, information architecture, and site navigation are intended to make the user experience more efficient, effective, and engaging for busy internists."

The new Annals' Web site has a cleaner, more attractive design new features including:

  • Online First: Streaming media of the latest clinical news before it is published in the journal's print edition.
  • Quick Links: Article-specific CME, slides, patient information, multimedia, and commenting and sharing features.
  • Smarter Article Collections: Immediate access to collections organized by specialty, disease, and special topics.
  • Better Search Tools: More meaningful results, with screening and refining options.
  • Mobility: Automatic mobile-friendly display when accessing from any smart phone

Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the top five most widely cited peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, with a current impact factor of 16.7. The journal has been published for 85 years. It accepts only about 7 percent of the original research studies submitted for publication. Follow Annals on Twitter and Facebook.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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Angela Collom, ACP, or 215-351-2653