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ASM - Annals of Saudi Medicine

Annals of Saudi Medicine (ASM)

Aims & Scope

The Annals of Saudi Medicine (ASM) is published bimonthly by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We publish scientific reports of clinical interest in English. All submissions are subject to peer review by the editorial board and by reviewers in appropriate specialties. The journal will consider for publication manuscripts from any part of the world, but particularly reports that would be of interest to readers in the Middle East or other parts of Asia and Africa. Please go to the Author Resource Center for additional information.

Annals of Saudi Medicine (ASM)
Former name(s)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital Medical Journal
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Saudi Arabia)
Open access
Yes, no article processing charges and subscription fees
Impact factor
1.707 (ISI impact factor: Web of Science) (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Ann. Saudi Med.
ISSN0256-4947 (print)
0975-4466 (web)
OCLC no.12388567

ASM conforms with the guidelines and best practices of the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from ICMJE, and Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (joint statement by COPE, DOAJ, WAME, and OASPA).

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

  • BIOSIS Previews 
  • CAB Abstracts 
  • CASSI 
  • Current Contents/Clinical Medicine 
  • EBSCO databases
  • Embase 
  • Excerpta Medica/EMBASE 
  • Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed 
  • ProQuest
  • Science Citation Index Expanded 
  • Scopus 
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2021 impact factor of 1.707 and a 5-year impact factor of 2.057. The journal has been in the Thomson-Reuters database since 1997. In May 2019, the journal website converted to the Atypon Literatum online publishing platform. 

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