The Medscape Journal of Medicine

(ISSN: 1934-1997)

Statement of Editorial Purpose

The Medscape Journal of Medicine continues publication of MedGenMed beginning in January 2008.

MedGenMed: Medscape General Medicine was the original open-access peer-reviewed general medical journal, exclusively electronic and available on Medscape, the premier online publication for medicine and healthcare. MedGenMed was founded in 1999, and has been indexed in MEDLINE since 2000. It was positioned in the same conceptual field as other international general medical journals whose editors are members of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), also known as the Vancouver Group. This group, founded in 1978, sets the rules for medical journal authors and editors. MedGenMed followed these basic rules, which comprise the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

The Medscape Journal is a continuation of MedGenMed which will cease publication at the end of December 2007, and the Medscape Journal will continue to follow the above standards. It will be available exclusively online at

  • As part of Medscape, The Medscape Journal of Medicine reaches many hundreds of thousands of physicians and many millions of other healthcare professionals and consumers in 249 countries. Access to the Medscape Journal is free wherever there is a Web connection.

Editorial Content/Focus
The Medscape Journal of Medicine publishes peer-reviewed:

  • Original articles, including clinical research and trials
  • Critical reviews
  • Editorials and commentaries
  • Policy papers and public health controversies
  • Consensus reports
  • Government reports
  • Letters
  • Book reviews
  • Special and other appropriate forms of communication in general medicine


Editor George D. Lundberg, MD
Managing Editor Michele Romaine
Administrative Assistant Kaytie Brown

Section Editors

  • Bioethics Erich H. Loewy, MD, FACP; Roberta Springer Loewy, PhD
  • Book Reviews Mindy Hung
  • Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Michael Dansinger, MD
  • eJIAS Mary Anderson, PhD; Elly Katabira, MD; Mark Wainberg, PhD
  • Gastroenterology Maria L. Gaiso, PhD
  • Hematology-Oncology George D. Lundberg, MD
  • Neurology Priscilla Scherer, RN
  • Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
  • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Robert Chevrier
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery David Goldenberg, MD
  • Psychiatry Tziporah Cohen, MD; Jay Nathanson, MD, MPH
  • Pulmonary Medicine Margaret A. Clark, RN, RRT-NPS
  • TLC-The Learning Curve Steven Gelber, MSIV, BA

Copy Chief Susanna Leuci
Copy Editors Laura Healy; Kristin Jannacone; Vicki Porter; Sarah Strocchia

Executive Staff

  • President, WebMD Health Wayne Gattinella
  • EVP, Professional Information Services and Chief Medical Officer Steve Zatz, MD

Publication of Manuscript

The Medscape Journal of Medicine is a medical journal published exclusively on the Web. An accepted manuscript will be published in on the Medscape publishing platform from WebMD. After publication, the citation and abstract of the article will be submitted for Medline indexing and the full-text version will be archived by PubMed Central.

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Medical Reprint Services (MRS)
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phone: 800-482-1450 (within the U.S.)
phone: (856) 489-4446 (outside the U.S.)

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