As the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine is committed to publishing reliable and leading-edge research for a worldwide multispecialty physician audience. Medical professionals rely on NEJM for its editorial independence, peer-reviewed content, and clinical relevance.

    • Founded: 1812
    • Frequency: Weekly in print, continuously online
    • Editorial: Independent
    • Impact Factor1: 91.245
    • BPA Audited2
      • US Qualified Print Circulation: 110,517
      • Canadian Qualified Print Circulation: 3,579
      • International Qualified Print Circulation: 9,961
    • Japanese Print Circulation: 2,423

12020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate, 2021.
2Current BPA

Mission Statement

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes original, ground-breaking medical research not previously reported in any other medium on a weekly basis. Regular features keep physicians abreast of useful, practical information, while new enhancements make it easier and faster for physicians to get the information they need. Other special features include commentary and research reports on important social, political, and economic issues in medicine and health care.

Editorial Policy

NEJM editorial policies ensure advertisers that their message is contained within unique and timely medical research. Additional information and instructions are available in the Editorial Policies section.

For additional information, visit NEJM.org.

NEJM Journal Watch


To help physicians and allied health professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, and clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice.

The NEJM Journal Watch editors are both practicing physicians and thought leaders in their fields. They understand both the medical science and the clinical implications behind medical news. And they write with the context and clarity that keeps you informed and saves you time.

Produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch delivers independent, practical, and concise information you can trust.

It all adds up to timely, accessible, and relevant information — part of our commitment to bringing you “Medicine That Matters.”

For additional information visit JWatch.org.