The Editors of Frontiers in Medicine encourage submission of original research articles (clinical or preclinical), case reports, reviews in medicine, mechanisms of disease reviews, editorial commentaries, and letters to the Editor. Submissions related to medical education or future development of medicine may also be considered. Preclinical studies may be submitted as long as they relate to new understandings of pathogenic mechanisms or novel therapeutic approaches relevant to human disease.
Manuscripts reporting results from clinical investigations, including phase I-III trials, population studies, case reports, preclinical studies, as work from related areas such as physiology, pathophysiology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, as well as basic and clinical pharmacology are welcome.
Frontiers in Medicine joins the well established domain of medical publishing at Frontiers, which publishes Field journals in Endocrinology, Immunology, Neurology, Oncology, Surgery, and Public Health. To provide an overview of this coverage, the alphabetical listing below conveniently provides links to both Specialty Sections in Frontiers in Medicine (FIM) alongside links to relevant medical Field Journals:
- Cardiovascular Medicine - Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine – coming in 2014
- Dermatology (FIM)
- Endocrinology – Frontiers in Endocrinology
- Family Medicine (FIM) – coming in 2014
- Gastroenterology (FIM)
- Geriatric Medicine (FIM)
- Hematology (FIM)
- Immunology – Frontiers in Immunology
- Infectious Diseases (FIM)
- Nuclear Medicine (FIM) - coming in 2014
- Occupational Health and Safety (FIM)
- Pathology (FIM)
- Pediatrics - Frontiers in Pediatrics
- Public Health - Frontiers in Public Health
- Pulmonary Medicine (FIM)
- Rheumatology (FIM)
- Nephrology (FIM) – coming in 2014
- Neurology – Frontiers in Neurology
- Oncology – Frontiers in Oncology
- Surgery - Frontiers in Surgery
All manuscripts submitted to the Frontiers in Medicine journals that have been conducted in human subjects must conform with current regulations and the Declaration of Helsinki, The World Medical Association 1964 (revised 2013). All research submitted to the Frontiers in Medicine journals must be novel and not under consideration or published elsewhere, except in abstract form. All manuscripts must be in agreement with the recommendations set out by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which Frontiers has recently joined. These recommendations are now also part of Frontiers publishing policy. Authors are required to disclose all apparent of potential conflicts of interest according to the ICMJE guidelines and those of Frontiers.
Manuscripts submitted to any of the Frontiers in Medicine journals will be assigned to a handling Editor (usually an Associate Editor of the journal) who will oversee the entire review process and is responsible for all editorial decisions regarding the manuscript. The Editors of Frontiers in Medicine will critically oversee articles accepted and published in the journal and that reviews and decisions are performed independently and without conflicts of interest. Authors will be able to actively participate in the review process by interacting directly with the reviewers, a unique feature of for all Frontiers journals allowing full transparency of the review process. Authors will be provided with sufficient time for revisions in order to bring their manuscript into a scientifically acceptable form. Acceptance or rejection will be based on the scientific validity, novelty, and priority of the research and adherence to ethical and publishing standards. Authors will retain all copyrights to their article published in Frontiers.
All articles published in the specialty sections above will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation system after online publication. Authors of published original research in Frontiers in Medicine with the highest impact, may be invited by the Editors to write a Focused Review. Focused Reviews are centered on the original report and relevance of the findings for medical diagnosis and treatment, or mechanism of disease.