Acceptance Rate:
Time to first decision with review:
69 days*
Time from acceptance to publication:
30 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
2023 total content views:
Medical Humanities presents the international conversation around medicine and its engagement with the humanities and arts, social sciences, health policy, medical education, patient experience and the public at large. Led by Dr Brandy Schillace, the journal publishes scholarly and critical articles on a broad range of topics. These include history of medicine, cultures of medicine, disability studies, gender and the body, communities in crisis, bioethics, and public health. For information about Medical Humanities Editor-in-Chief Dr Brandy Schillace and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page. Medical Humanities is an official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics.

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Medical Humanities is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Medical Humanities is co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ. Medical Humanities is provided as a membership benefit to members of the Association of Medical Humanities.
Publication model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents: Arts and Humanities, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Double anonymised; both the reviewer and the author are anonymous to each other
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics (2023)

Acceptance rate: 26%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 12 days Time to first decision with review (median): 69 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 30 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Humanities & Multidisciplinary Impact factor (JCR): 1.2 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.5 Journal Citation Indicator: 3.75 Eigenfactor: 0.00148 Citescore: 2.6 Citescore rank: 64/762 SciMago Journal Rank: 0.44
Reach 2023 total content views: 204,412 2023 total Altmetric mentions: 728
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

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