What's the most raccomended medical publication for a student of medicine?

Or in general, what are the main differences among the four most important publications (NEJW, BMJ, JAMA, The Lancet)?


Or in general, what are the main differences among the four most important publications (NEJW, BMJ, JAMA, The Lancet)? I have to decide for a subscription, and I've been told that the single magazines focus on different aspects of medicine. Does anybody know if it's true?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you want to get into the "information science", there are people who have studied how often articles in journals get cited, and so the journals that get cited more often have a higher "impact factor" than other journals. More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor

    It looks like the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet are the two of these top four that make it into the top 10 of all journals.

    But, other than the Lancet & BMJ being produced in the UK, and NEJM and JAMA in the United States, there is little difference between the four. You would be proud and happy to get published in any of them.

    So, you should probably be looking at the table of contents of all four, and reading the articles that pertain to your focus area.

    Source(s): 18 years as an academic librarian
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