NEJM Author Center

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Welcome. Thank you for considering the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for your manuscript.

The NEJM Author Center provides an array of informational resources to help guide you through the manuscript submission, review, and publication process. Learn about:

NEJM Online Submission

Bookmark this page for direct links to the NEJM online submission system or to contact us with a Presubmission Inquiry or Rapid Review request.


Since 1812, NEJM has worked with authors to publish the highest quality evidence that advances medical science and improves patient care.

Benefit from the Highest Standard in Medical Publishing

With a commitment to publishing only the highest quality research, NEJM is among the most trusted and authoritative journals in clinical medicine. Our discerning and unbiased peer-review editorial process sets the standard for medical publishing. Your paper will benefit from the careful attention of esteemed physician editors and reviewers, statistical experts, and professional editing, graphics, design, and production personnel.

Have an Impact on the Global Medical Community

Published in NEJM, your research can have an important impact on global medical practice. All NEJM research articles are made freely available six months after publication in a print issue, and NEJM also grants immediate free access to low-income countries through participation in the Research4Life's Hinari program. The NEJM 2021 Journal Impact Factor is 176.079, making NEJM a top-ranking medical journal in the general medicine category. [Source: 2021 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate, 2022)]. NEJM offers a Rapid Review Service that coordinates timing of online publication with presentation at medical conferences, in addition to the extensive reach of NEJM to millions of readers in more than 175 countries.

Ensure Worldwide Reach and Visibility for Your Work

Articles appearing in NEJM attract extensive media coverage, which we support by offering prepublication (embargoed) access to leading medical journalists worldwide. NEJM also actively promotes new content each week to its broad global audience, including more than two million followers of our social media channels. With Article Metrics, authors and readers can easily track page views, citations, media coverage, and social media conversations taking place around specific NEJM articles.

Influence Patient Care and Medical Practice

NEJM wants submissions of original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries that improve patient care and clinical practice or offer new information about the biology of disease. All manuscripts are examined by our Executive Deputy Editor and senior editorial team, who consider each submission for originality, quality, strong results, and ethical values.

Submission, revision, and tracking of all manuscripts and related materials is managed through the NEJM online submission system.

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NEJM Online Submission