Clinical Medicine journal

The Clinical Medicine journal is aimed at practising physicians in the UK and overseas and has relevance to all those managing or working within the healthcare sector.

Available bi-monthly in print and online editions, the journal seeks to encourage high standards of medical care by promoting good clinical practice and influencing policy through original research and articles on current issues, ethics, law and more.

The journal also assists the RCP in supporting a wide range of specialties through a dedicated continuing medical education (CME) section in each issue. This presents the latest advances in a chosen specialty, with self assessment questions at the end of each topic enabling CPD accreditation to be acquired. Six specialties are featured over the course of a year and those featured in 2015 are:

  • Tropical medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Fever syndromes
  • Acute medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology

Every year alongside the December issue we publish Horizons in Medicine, an online-only supplement authored by speakers from the RCP’s Advanced Medicine Conference, which aims to update readers on key topics at the cutting edge of clinical science.

Our commitment to the developing world

Set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), the HINARI and PERii initiatives provide free or low-cost online access to journals across Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Over 6,400 journal titles are now available to health institutions in 108 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.

Working with these organisations, Clinical Medicine is committed to supplying non-profit institutions in developing countries with access to vital material, at greatly reduced or no cost.


Clinical Medicine is published six times a year, with online only supplement Horizons in Medicine produced every December. For all subscription questions please contact our sales administrator Julie Dalton on

Fellows' and members' only access

RCP fellows and members get full access to current and past issues of Clinical Medicine via Highwire.

Contribute to Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine is designed to keep more than 30,000 physicians worldwide updated on all aspects of the practice and science of medicine. The editor is assisted by members of the editorial board along with expert referees in the evaluation of submissions and accepted papers are scheduled for publication at the discretion of the editorial office.

We welcome the following types of non-commissioned articles for consideration and peer review:

  • original research articles
  • critical reviews of the literature
  • clinical letters
  • lessons of the month
  • images of the month.

Please download the Instructions for Authors for guidance on formatting your paper. If you have any queries please email the editorial office

We also accept letters to the editor relating to articles previously published in the journal. Letters should be submitted by email, and to be considered for publication, must arrive within 3 weeks of receipt of the previous issue of the journal. Letters may be up to 350 words in length. Receipt of letters will be acknowledged but only published at the editor's discretion.

Please note that authors will be prompted to state during the submission process if they have any competing interests.


With a prestigious and influential editorial board, Clinical Medicine has a readership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide and is unique in providing a combination of up-to-date clinical articles across the medical specialties, as well as addressing a wide range of professional issues.

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