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The Southern Medical Journal

The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and interprofessional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal

About the SMJ

As the official journal of SMA, the peer-reviewed SMJ has for more than 100 years provided the latest clinical information in areas that affect patients' daily lives.

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Manuscript Submissions

The Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) accepts manuscript submissions through the Editorial Manager online submission system.

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The  Southern Medical Journal  (SMJ), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association, seeks applicants interested in serving as reviewers.

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