About Medical Humanities

Aims and Scope

Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion.

It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book, film, and art reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes.

To ensure international relevance Medical Humanities has Editorial Board members from all around the world.


Medical Humanities is co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ.

Journal Statistics 2015

Acceptance Rate 43% for Original Research
Instant Reject Rate 49% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days
Time from Submission to First Decision 50 days
Time from Submission to Final Decision 11 weeks
Time from Acceptance to Publication 18 days (online)
Frequency Quarterly
Indexed By Medline, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents (Arts and Humanities), Scopus
Launch Date 2000
ISSN of MH 1468-215X
ISSN of MH Online 1473-4265

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COPEBMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logoBMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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