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.

Editorial Board

For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


EMJ is co-owned by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and BMJ. For more information please refer to the Affiliations section below.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency  Monthly
Launch date 1983
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINHAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 2.046
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1472-0205
Online ISSN 1472-0213

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 17% for original research submitted in 2016
Time from submission to first decision 28 days
Time from acceptance to publication 17 days (online) 8 months (print)

Contact information

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

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors


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Rights and permissions


BASICS (optional benefit)
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.

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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.