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Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

New content every week from the most highly cited internal medicine journal.

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About Annals

Linking Knowledge to Practice.

Our mission is to promote excellence in medicine, enable physicians and other health care professionals to be well-informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research, and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide.


The most recent (2015) Impact Factor for Annals of Internal Medicine is 16.593—the highest of any specialty journal in the Thomson Reuters’ General and Internal Medicine category. The Impact Factor is a measurement of the frequency with which the “average article” has been cited. Annals is ranked 5th among 151 general medicine journals. It is one of the most highly cited and influential journals in the world.


Annals publishes a wide variety of original research, review articles, clinical practice guidelines, and commentaries relevant to clinical practice. In addition, the journal publishes personal narratives that convey the feeling and the art of medicine.


Special services include e-mail alerts for new content and hot topics, podcasts, teaching tools, specialty and topic collections, most -read lists, and tools for citation and sharing.

From Research to Practice

Each week Annals delivers new content that informs the practice of medicine– including new research, reviews of available evidence to answer internists’ questions, practical articles on the management of patients with common clinical conditions, commentary about topical and controversial issues, and summaries of the best new evidence for internal medicine from other clinical journals.



Annals Features

One of the most widely-cited medical journals in the world

Annals publishes clinically-relevant articles that promote excellence in medicine and influence patient care. Its articles are rigorously peer-reviewed and edited to ensure that readers receive valid and useful information. Its content not only advances the science of medicine, but educates and entertains readers through a variety of features, such as:

Internists tell us what they love about Annals.
  • Practice-defining original Research
  • Evidence-based Reviews
  • In The Clinic reviews on the practical management of common conditions
  • Clinical Guidelines and Position Statements
  • Beyond the Guidelines multimedia grand rounds discussions on vexing clinical issues
  • Editorials and Ideas and Opinions commentaries
  • Research and Reporting Methods articles on research methods or reporting standards
  • Humanities material, including Ad Libitum poetry and essays about On Being a Doctor and On Being a Patient
  • ACP Journal Club summaries of the best new internal medicine evidence from >130 leading journals


Annals Online

Any device, anywhere

Read the journal in print or on any device. Visit the Annals website or download the free iPad app for exclusive features not found in the print editions, including:

Beyond the Guidelines

Grand Rounds discussions including video, slides, CME/MOC that address vexing clinical issues using a real patient case.

Graphic Medicine

Original graphic narratives on medically relevant topics.

Annals Consult Guys

Medical consultation “talk show” featuring Drs. Geno Merli and Howard Weitz.

Story Slam

Doctors share brief stories with an audience in video form, building on the popular Annals feature "On Being a Doctor."




24 issues per year - 2 volumes per year

Annals of Internal Medicine is also available as a benefit of ACP membership.

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Please note that all rates listed are for 2016. Call ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546, extension 2600 or 215-351-2600 (M - F, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET) with any questions. Annals of Internal Medicine includes ACP Journal Club and In the Clinic.



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Annals of Internal Medicine - Beyond the Guidelines

Annals Beyond the Guidelines

Beyond the Guidelines is a series of multimedia articles based on selected Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Medical Grand Rounds.

Each session focuses on care of a patient who "falls between the cracks" in available evidence and for whom the optimal clinical management is unclear. Such situations include those in which a guideline finds evidence insufficient to make a recommendation, a patient does not fit criteria mapped out in recommendations, or different organizations provide conflicting recommendations.

Annals of Internal Medicine - Story Slam

Annals Story Slam

Participants verbally share brief stories with an audience who votes on their favorite story.

Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling by providing an opportunity for participants to verbally share brief stories with an audience. Building on the popular Annals' feature "On Being a Doctor," Annals hosted an "On Being a Doctor" Story Slam on November 18, 2015. This Annals' "On Being a Doctor" Story Slam was made possible with generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

Annals of Internal Medicine - Annals Consult Guys

Annals Story Slam

The Consult Guys bring a new perspective to the art and science of medicine with lively discussion and analysis of real world cases and situations.

The Consult Guys videos, starring Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, FHM, FSVM, and Howard H. Weitz, MD, FACP, FACC, are available to everyone, and ACP Members and Annals subscribers can earn CME for each video.

Annals of Internal Medicine - Graphic Medicine

Annals Graphic Medicine

Annals Graphic Medicine brings together original graphic narratives, comics, animation/feature, and other creative forms by those who provide or receive health care.

They address medically relevant topics—be they poignant, thought-provoking, or just plain entertaining.