Tzu Chi Medical Journal

Tzu Chi Medical Journal (TCMJ) is the peer-reviewed and open access publication of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation and has been in publication since 1988. The Journal is served by an editorial board that is composed of experts, from Taiwan and internationally, from all major medical fields. The mission of the TCMJ is to provide practical, timely, and relevant clinical medicine and advanced basic science information to physicians and researchers practicing in Taiwan, across Asia, and worldwide. The Journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December, by Elsevier. It is indexed in EMBase, Scopus, ScienceDirect, SIIC Data Bases and CAS.

TCMJ welcomes manuscript submissions not just from Taiwan but worldwide. All papers considered for publication are reviewed by one associate editor and two to three reviewers. Only 60% of articles are accepted for publication in the journal. Examples of important articles we have published include those on specific disease patterns in the Asian-Pacific region such as tuberculosis, gout, and aboriginal alcoholism-related diseases, with a focus on improving diagnosis and treatment. As TCMJ aims to be a useful resource for clinicians, researchers, and medical professionals, we have expanded the scope of TCMJ to cover vegetarianism, medical education, medical ethics, medicolegal issues, medical economics, clinical practice and therapeutics, and imaging in clinical medicine. The Journal also features special articles for continuing medical education (CME).

The article types accepted by TCMJ are: Review Articles, Original Articles, Case Reports, Medical Ethics, Medical Education, Clinical Practice & Therapeutics, Images in Clinical Medicine, and clinical Pathology Pages.

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hann-Chorng Kuo

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 1016-3190