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SAGE Open Medicine

eISSN: 20503121 | ISSN: 20503121 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

Sage Open Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, which focusses on all aspects of medicine and welcomes original research and review articles from across the health sciences in the broadest sense. Please see the Aims and Scopes tab for further information. This journal is indexed in PubMed Central and Clarivate Analytics Emerging Citations Index Source (ESCI).

This journal a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Why publish in Sage Open Medicine?

  • Open access dissemination of your article, and indexing in PubMed
  • Publication in a journal that is indexed in Clarivate Analytics ESCI
  • Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons license
  • Reviewers get credit for their work via journal partnership with Publons

Open access article processing charge information

The APC for this journal is $2,000 USD.

Members of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation will receive a 45% discount on the APC.

The APC is payable if and when a manuscript is accepted for publication after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

Submission information

Submit your manuscript today at Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


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Sage Open Medicine (indexed in PubMed Central) is a peer reviewed, open access journal which covers all aspects of medicine and welcomes original research and review articles from across the health sciences. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:


  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anaesthesia/Pain
  • Cardiovascular
  • Critical Care/ Emergency Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Gastroenterology/Hepatology
  • Geriatrics/Gerontology
  • Haematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health/Psychiatry
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology


  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation/Occupational Therapy
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacoeconomics/health economics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology/Drug safety
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology/ Clinical Immunology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Urology
  • Women's Health

Sage Open Medicine seeks to be one of the world’s premier open access outlets for medical academic research. As such, Sage Open Medicine does not limit content due to page budgets or thematic significance. Papers are subjected to rigorous peer review and are selected based on whether the research is sound and deserves publication.Submissions with broad relevance to the medical community will however be prioritized over small-scale, single-center and localized studies.By virtue of not restricting papers to a narrow discipline, Sage Open Medicine facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers, whether within or between disciplines.

Those who should submit to Sage Open Medicine include authors who:

  • Want or need their articles to be published immediately on an open access basis (eg due to university, government or funder mandates)
  • Want their articles to benefit from rapid peer review and efficient production, ensuring rapid publication time
  • Want their articles to receive free, broad, and global distribution on a powerful, highly discoverable publishing platform
  • Want their articles published by a world-leading independent publisher

Submit your manuscript today at

Please direct any enquiries to

Ashima Sinha SAGE Publishing, India
Piotr Adamski Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Kwok Leung Ong University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Norlea Sukor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pulmonary Medicine
Kristina Bailey University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA
Nikoletta Rovina Kapodistrian University of Athens, 'Sotiria' Hospital, Greece
Robert Benamouzig Avicenne Hospital, Paris-13 University, Bobigny, France
Ronnie Fass Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Geriatric Medicine
Merryn Gott University of Auckland, New Zealand
Roy Soiza NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK
Karl-Anton Kreuzer, MD University of Cologne, Germany
Internal Medicine
Vasilios Athyros Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Myla Goldman University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Chris McGuigan St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Dechao Feng West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Maxine Sun University of Montreal Health Center, Canada
Michael Stewart Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Richard Quinton Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
A Wallace Hayes Michigan State University and University of South Florida, USA
Kai Savolainen NanoReflections Oy, Finland
Mohamad Abou Chakra Sorbonne Université, Paris, France and Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Advisory Board
Sylvain Lanthier Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Canada
Marianne Lisby Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Mark Meadowcroft Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, USA
William Novick University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
  • Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Google Scholar: h-5 index - 11, h-5 median - 13
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed
  • Scopus

Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.