Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine

Aims and Scope


  • The Journal of Hospital Medicine is the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine.

Mission Statement

  • The Journal of Hospital Medicine advances excellence in hospital medicine as a defined specialty through the dissemination of research, evidence-based clinical care, and advocacy of safe, effective care for hospitalized patients.


  • Promote research and education in hospital medicine through publication of original, peer-reviewed research articles and systematic reviews on topics relevant to hospital medicine.

  • Promote high quality care for all hospitalized patients with an emphasis on patient safety.

  • Promote teamwork and communication among all health care providers in hospitals to achieve optimal care for hospitalized patients.

  • Define the competencies, activities, and needs of hospitalists.

  • Support, propose, and promote changes to the health care system that lead to higher quality and more efficient care for all hospitalized patients.

  • Foster debate on issues relevant to care of the hospitalized patient and engage health policy makers in promoting evidence-based best practices in hospital care.

  • Anticipate important issues and trends in hospital care.

  • Provide career path information intended to attract and retain the highest quality hospitalists.

  • Produce a publication that is trustworthy, judicious, and intellectually stimulating.

  • Uphold the highest standards of editorial integrity and ethical medical journalism.

  • Provide continuing medical education in hospital medicine.


hospital medicine, internal medicine, critical care, clinical care, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, hospital care

Abstracting and Indexing Information
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • Scopus, Embase