Annals of Emergency Medicine

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Official Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians





Editor-in-Chief:Michael L. Callaham, MD





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Annals of Emergency Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to improving the quality of care by publishing the highest quality science for emergency medicine and related medical specialties. Annals publishes original research, clinical reports, opinion, and educational information related to the practice, teaching, and research of emergency medicine. In addition to general emergency medicine topics, Annals regularly publishes articles on out-of-hospital emergency medical services, pediatric emergency medicine, injury and disease prevention, health policy and ethics, disaster management, toxicology, and related topics. The journal welcomes submissions from international contributors and researchers of all specialties.

Although Annals of Emergency Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the journal maintains editorial independence from ACEP. Its content is selected by the editorial board and does not necessarily reflect the policies and beliefs of ACEP.

Annals continues to be the largest circulation peer review journal in emergency medicine (over 33,000 subscribers, several times its nearest competitor). It is also one of the most accessible to non-subscribing readers, since more than 8,000 institutions include Annals in their online licenses for ScienceDirect (the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information). ScienceDirect was utilized for access to Annals articles approximately 940,000 times in 2015. Annals is also available on the Web (with full text of all articles dating back to its inception), where it received more than 1,477,000 page views in 2015.

Annals is the emergency medicine journal most frequently cited by authors and has the highest impact factor over the years of all 25 journals in the emergency medicine category of the SCI (Science Citation Index). The impact factor (the average number of citations per published article) is the commonest measure of journal influence; the 2015 impact factor for Annals was 5.008. Not only is Annals most frequently cited, but it is cited more promptly and longer than any other emergency medicine journal (9.6 years, versus only 5.1 years for its nearest competitor).

Annals' articles generate considerable interest in the lay media. During the calendar year 2015, there were 4,522 hits in various media outlets, including print, television, radio blogs and social media. Major outlets included Associated Press, CNBC, Forbes Magazine HealthDay, the Huffington Post, Physician's Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Politico, Reuters Health, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post.

Annals is an international journal; more than half of the full text articles accessed via ScienceDirect were downloaded by readers in countries outside the U.S. Our contributors are also international in scope; in 2015 submissions came to us from 65 different countries, with 46% of submissions originating outside the United States, and 24% originating outside North America and Western Europe. The largest volume other than the U.S. was submitted from Canada, Taiwan, France, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Italy, Iran, China and the Netherlands, in descending order. But the list also includes Bosnia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, and Vietnam.

We strongly believe we have an obligation to make our journal available to international audiences regardless of their financial resources, and therefore have participated for many years in the HINARI initiative sponsored by large journal publishers (http://www.who.int/hinari/en), which makes Annals available free or at greatly reduced cost in low-income countries.


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Editor-in-Chief: Michael L. Callaham, MD University of California, San Francisco, CA, Deputy Editors: Richard. C. Dart MD, PhD Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver Health, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Steven M. Green MD Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, Judd E. Hollander MD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, David L. Schriger MD, MPH University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Donald M. Yealy MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; E-mail: deputyeditors@acep.org, Associate Editors: Jonathan L. Burstein MD Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Deborah B. Diercks, MD University of California-Davis Medical Center, Davis, CA, Debra E. Houry MD, MPH Emory University, Atlanta, GA, David M. Jaffe MD Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Gregory J. Moran MD University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Kathy J. Rinnert MD, MPH University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, Kathy N. Shaw MD, MSCE University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Daniel W. Spaite MD University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, David A. Talan MD University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Knox H. Todd MD, MPH The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Allan B. Wolfson MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Peter C. Wyer MD Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, Editorial Board: Jane H. Brice MD, MPH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Michael D. Brown MD, MSc Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, Brendan G. Carr MD, MS University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Rita K. Cydulka MD, MS Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Theodore R. Delbridge MD, MPH The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Robert A. De Lorenzo MD, MSM U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Gregory W. Hendey MD University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, Fresno, CA, Alan E. Jones, MD University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, Robert K. Knopp MD Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN, Richard M. Levitan MD Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, David Magid MD, MPH Colorado Permanente Medical Group Clinical Research, Denver, CO, Keith A. Marill MD Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Melissa L. McCarthy ScD The George Washington University, Washington, DC, William R. Mower MD, PhD UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Lewis S. Nelson MD New York University/Bellvue Hospital, New York, NY, David H. Newman MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Timothy Platts-Mills MD University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, John Sarko MD Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Matthew D. Sztajnkrycer MD, PhD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Henry E. Wang MD, MS University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Ellen J. Weber MD University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Robert D. Welch MD, MS Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, Kelly Young MD, MS Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Research Methodology Editors: Richelle J. Cooper MD, MSHS University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Kalev Freeman MD, PhD University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Jason S. Haukoos MD, MSc Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, Margaret Hsieh MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Amy Kaji MD, PhD Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, David L. Schriger MD, MPH University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Robert L. Wears MD, MS University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, Department Editors: Tyler Barrett MD, MSCI Journal Club, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, Stephanie A. Eucker, MD, PhD Resident Fellow, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Jason D. Heiner MD Images, Book ReviewsUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA, Christopher Kahn MD, MPH, NHTSA NHTSA Notes, University of California, San Diego, CA, Truman J. Milling, Jr. MD News and Perspective Editor, University Medical Center at Brackenridge and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX, John C. Moorhead MD, MS Correspondence Editor, Oregon Health and Science University of Portland, OR, Anna Olson MD Change of Shift, Parkview Medical Center Pueblo, CO, David T. Overton MD, MBA Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, Ashley Shreves MD Podcasts, Mount S
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