FAQ - European Medical Journal


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How do I subscribe to EMJ?

To subscribe to EMJ, just click here, and fill out the mailing list form. You will then receive a welcome email informing you of the therapeutic areas you have subscribed to. You can change your preferences at any time.

How much does it cost to subscribe?

Subscribing to the EMJ is completely free – we promise! We are an open-access medical journal, so there is neither a monthly cost, nor a one-off payment.

How long will my subscription last?

There’s no limit as to how long your subscription will last – it will only last as long as you want it to!

What is included in my subscription?

When you subscribe to EMJ, you decide which therapeutic areas you want to receive updates for – maybe you’re interested in one specific field, or maybe you want to receive updates for them all! Each subscription will allow you to receive quarterly newsletters, and publication alerts for the areas you choose, straight to your inbox.

How do I unsubscribe?

We never want to see you go, but if you would like to unsubscribe from the EMJ, you can do one of the following:

  • Send an email to [email protected] stating ‘unsubscribe’
  • Click the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the EMJ newsletter you receive.

The EMJ is ‘Open Access’, but what does this mean?

‘Open Access’ means that all of our content is available to anyone who wishes to access it. We take pride in the fact our content is completely free, allowing researchers, healthcare professionals and the public unrestricted access to the most up to date research.

Which Therapeutic Areas does the EMJ cover?

We cover 18 different therapeutic areas:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Innovations
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

We also publish four editions of our flagship journal the EMJ each year which includes a range of these therapeutic areas.

What is included in a journal?

Each journal provides the reader with the latest medical congress highlights specific to that therapeutic area, interviews with members of the EMJ Editorial Board or key opinion leaders from congress, abstract reviews, and peer-reviewed articles. You might also find events, the latest medical news updates, and symposium reviews inside.

Not only will you find high-quality scientific content, those of you with a craving for all things visual will enjoy our eye-catching designs of the beautiful cities where each congress takes place.

Which congresses do you review?

Please find below a list of the European congresses we cover for each therapy area journal:

  • Allergy and Immunology – European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress
  • Cardiology – European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress
  • Dermatology – European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) Congress
  • Diabetes – European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Congress
  • Gastroenterology – United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Congress
  • Hematology – European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
  • Hepatology – International Liver Congress (ILC)
  • Innovations – Medica Trade Fair (MEDICA)
  • Interventional Cardiology – EuroPCR Congress
  • Microbiology & Infectious Diseases – European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
  • Nephrology – European Renal Association and European Dialysis & Transplant Association (ERA EDTA) Congress
  • Neurology – European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress
  • Oncology – European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress
  • Radiology – European Society of Radiology (ESR) Congress
  • Reproductive Health – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Congress
  • Respiratory – European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress
  • Rheumatology – European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress
  • Urology – European Academy of Urology (EAU) Congress

How often does EMJ publish a journal?

Therapy area journals are published once a year. We publish US editions of Cardiology, Dermatology, Diabetes, Hematology, Oncology, and Rheumatology in addition to the existing journal in which we report on the European congress. Our flagship journal is published every 4 months, so there is never too long to wait!

How do I search for content in my speciality area?

To search for content from a specific therapeutic area, you can do one of the following:

  • Search for the area or content you’re interested in using the search bar in the top right corner of the screen when you’re on our website.
  • Select ‘therapeutic area’ from the bar at the top of the homepage and choose your medical field of choice.

Do you have a guide for authors?

If you’re interested in becoming an author with EMJ, but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at our author guidelines here.

Does it cost to submit an article?

We’re proud to say that with EMJ there are no fees involved in publication and, as an open-access journal, it’s free for anyone to read too.

How do I submit an article to EMJ?

All manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system, Editorial Manager, where you will find step by step instructions on how to register for an account and submit your paper. However, if you have any problems do contact usOnce your paper has been successfully submitted you will be notified, and it will be allocated a manuscript number which you must keep for any future correspondence.

Is EMJ peer-reviewed?

All submissions to EMJ are initially reviewed by the Editorial team. At this stage, papers may be rejected without peer review if they do not meet our guidelines or are not within the scope of the journal. This ensures that authors are given a quick decision if their paper is unsuitable. Papers that are suitable will be sent for peer review to a minimum of two independent reviewers in a double-blinded process. Papers will be selected for publication based on peer review feedback, compliance of the author in making the necessary modifications, and our Editor-in-Chief’s discretion. Articles that fail peer review will be rejected.

Can I become a peer-reviewer for EMJ?

If you meet our guidelines for peer-reviewers, send an email to [email protected], and we will get back to you.

Is EMJ indexed anywhere?

All of our journals are currently indexed in Google Scholar and under the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Article publication with us is completely free and to guarantee maximum readership of our authors’ work, we run social media and email campaigns.

Though we do not actively list on Pubmed, some of our articles do feature on there and we are indexed on;

  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Wellcome Library
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • Kings Fund
  • The Library Warner
  • British Library
  • The Library of Trinity College Dublin
  • Bodleian Libraries of University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield Library
  • University of Birmingham Library
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

What is EMJ’s Impact Factor?

EMJ does not have an impact factor and we have not prioritised this as a focus for the journals, for the following reasons:

  • We are open access, by being open access EMJ content is optimised for receiving a high number of citations for its content.
  • There is minimal, if any gains in the number of citations between journals of IF and non-IF (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5464220/)

Is there a print version of EMJ?

All of our journals are completely digital. This means that you’ll always have us in your pocket and we’re doing our bit to help the environment; however, reprints are available on request.

How do I submit a blog post?

If you’re interested in contributing towards the EMJ Blog, please do take a read through our blog terms and conditions which can be found towards the bottom of our terms and conditions to ensure your piece complies with our guidelines, before contacting us to express your interest. Once you’ve sent us a message, someone from our Publishing team will be in touch with you to explain how our blog submission process works, and then your piece can be on its way to hopefully being published with EMJ!

Is EMJ on social media?

You mean you haven’t seen us on social media? Where have you been! Here at EMJ we love social media, so come and find us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn and start up a conversation – we would love to hear from you!

Careers at EMJ?

Looking for an opportunity to develop yourself personally, and progress within a company with ongoing support and training offered throughout the year? Take a look at our careers page to see if your skills and experience fit EMJ. However, if you are unable to find a job description which looks right for you, send our recruiter your CV – you don’t know unless you try!

I am experiencing problems with my EMJ subscription, who can I contact to help?

If you’re experiencing any issues with your EMJ subscription, contact us, and we will do our best to help resolve the issue.

How do I make a complaint?

If you have a complaint in relation to EMJ, please contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer. We’re dedicated to providing our readers with cutting-edge research, and don’t like to see any member of our EMJ Community unhappy, so we will do all we can to assist you with your complaint.

How do I ask permission to reprint all or part of an article?

For all reprint queries please contact Robert Hancox or call: +44 (0) 204 586 6593

How do I ask permission to reproduce a figure or image from an EMJ journal?

For all reprint queries please contact Robert Hancox or call: +44 (0) 204 586 6593

Who can I contact with a media enquiry?

Please direct all media enquiries for EMJ to Kristina Mestsaninova.