The Annals of Family Medicine publishes in print and online six times a year. The journal is indexed in a number of databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Elsevier ClinicalKey, Cinahl, Clarivate Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine. The Annals deposits all published content in PubMed Central (PMC). The Annals of Family Medicine is open access and free to publish.
The Annals of Family Medicine is dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care. The Annals supports a learning community of those who generate and use information about health and generalist health care.
The Annals of Family Medicine seeks to identify and address important questions in health and the provision of patient-centered, prioritized, high-quality health care. The journal welcomes clinical, biomedical, social and health services research. The Annals publishes original research, methodology, and theory, as well as essays from reflective clinicians, patients, families, communities, and policymakers. It publishes selected systematic reviews that build on current knowledge to advance new theory, methods, or research directions. The Annals seeks manuscripts that use and develop rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative methods, and manuscripts with application to practice, theory development, and policy. It encourages practice-based research and research that bridges disciplinary boundaries.
Caroline Richardson, Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Family Medicine , joined nine other editors in releasing a statement on systemic racism, health disparities, and family medicine's call to action.
As the world has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Family Medicine has risen to the challenge. In all areas of patient care, research and education, family physicians are leading transitions at Michigan Medicine and the U-M Medical School. The Department’s response to COVID-19 has been broad, thoughtful and rapid.
Two academic research journals led by family medicine faculty have responded to the need for timely information and knowledge sharing on the COVID-19 pandemic.