Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review:
80 days*
Time from acceptance to publication:
21 days*
Impact factor (JCR):
Total content views:
1.63 million
Total Altmetric mentions:

Aims and scope

The Emergency Medicine Journal is a leading international journal reporting developments and advances in emergency medicine and acute care. It has relevance to all specialties involved in the management of emergencies in the hospital and prehospital environment. Each issue contains editorials, reviews, original research, evidence based reviews, letters and more. For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

The Emergency Medicine Journal is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

EMJ is co-owned by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and BMJ. For more information please refer to the Affiliations section below
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINHAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the name of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2024

Acceptance rate: 27%
Speed Days to first decision with review: 80 days (median) Days to first decision without review: 4 days (median) Days from acceptance to publication: 21 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Emergency Medicine Impact Factor (JCR): 2.7 Impact Factor rank (JCR): 10/54 5 Year Impact Factor: 2.8 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.23 Eigenfactor: 0.00524 Citescore: 4.4 Citescore rank: 23/109 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.956
Reach Total content views: 1.63 million Total Altmetric mentions: 5,101
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

Contact Information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors


BASICS (optional benefit) Royal College of Emergency Medicine Faculty of Prehospital Care Members of the following organisations are entitled to a discounted subscription to EMJ: Danish Society for Emergency Medicine Irish Society for Immediate Care Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine
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The BMJ Publishing Group is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals. The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities. BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.