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
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  • CABDirect (CABI)
  • Current Contents: Clinical Medicine (Thomson Reuters)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • HEED: Health Economic Evaluations Database (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • Helminthological Abstracts (CABI)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews Series A: Human & Experimental (CABI)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • Review of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
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