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Internal Medicine Journal

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The Internal Medicine Journal is the official journal of the Adult Medicine Division of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).  All papers are peer-reviewed. The IMJ is published 12 times a year with a circulation to subscribers in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.


The College's Fellows, members and staff are able to obtain free online access to the full text of IMJ articles plus copies of the monthly 'Print' issues by clicking on the following link:
IMJ page (RACP Member login details required).


Everyone has free access to all Abstracts and if they are not a member of the RACP a payment is required via the Journal's publisher Wiley-Blackwell's website; to access the IMJ articles please click on the following link: Public access to IMJ Abstracts and articles

Authors submitting to the IMJ

All articles are to be submitted through the Journal's online peer review system.  Please click on the following link to create an online account or if you have a ScholarOne Manuscripts' account login with your access details to ScholarOne Manuscripts which provides an interface between the IMJ's user groups; Authors, Editors and Reviewers.

2013 Impact Factor

The 2013 Impact Factor was released on 30 July 2014, and was 1.699. This is a small decrease from last year's Impact Factor of 1.823. The IMJ has, however, cleared its publication backlog (which represented 2-3 issues' worth of papers). The IMJ's ranking in the ‘Medicine, general and internal' category is 56/150 compared to the previous year: 47/151.

IMJ Editorial Board

To view the list of Editors for 2015 please click on the following link; IMJ Editors.

New editors appointed:

  • Endocrinology Associate Professor Anthony Russell, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD

Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the policies of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the IMJ requires that all authors disclose any potential financial or other conflict of interest in discussion with the corresponding author at submission stage. A modified Conflict of Interest form has been adapted from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the IMJ.

Each author should liaise with the corresponding author regarding the above. The corresponding author only is responsible for submitting a single ICMJE form on behalf of all authors.

Publication of articles cannot proceed until the disclosure form has been completed.

Please click here to download the ICMJE Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.

The College's 75th Anniversary

Commemorative papers were published in the Journal in the April and May 2014 issues by 3 previous editors: in April, Professor Michael O'Rourke (Editor-in-Chief , 1981-1989); Professor Edward Byrne (Editor-in-Chief, 1999-2004) and in the May 2014 issue by Professor Graham Macdonald (Editor-in-Chief, 1989-1999 and current Editorial Ombudsman).

Advertising in the IMJ

All advertising rates, deadlines and information are included on the Journal's publisher's website Wiley Online Library. Please click on the following link to access this information IMJ Advertising information.

Accepted Articles Online

The Accepted Articles site is a Wiley-Blackwell service whereby papers are published online as and when they are ready, prior to their ultimate inclusion in a print or online issue and without having been copy-edited. The site is reserved for original articles and reviews. To view current Accepted Articles please click on the following link; AAs.

This service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers immediately after acceptance. Readers should note that articles published within Accepted Articles have been fully refereed, but have not been through the copy-editing and proof correction process. Accepted Articles appear in PDF-only format, without the accompanying full text HTML. Accepted Articles are fully citable.

Virtual issues

The IMJ ‘virtual issues' are sub-speciality themed collections of previously published articles, selected for their high-quality content. They are available to view for free on the Wiley-Blackwell IMJ website.

There are current virtual issues in clinical pharmacology and addiction medicine, geriatric medicine, neurology, haemostasis/thrombosis and rheumatology.