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.


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.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 2000
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents: Arts and Humanities, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Double blind; both the reviewer and the author are anonymous to each other
Print ISSN 1468-215X
Online ISSN 1473-4265

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance rate 44%
Time from submission to first decision 46 days
Time from acceptance to online publication 25 days

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