The Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) is the monthly publication of Singapore Medical Association (SMA). The Journal aims to advance medical practice and clinical research by publishing high-quality articles that add to the clinical knowledge of physicians in Singapore and worldwide.
SMJ is a general medical journal that focuses on all aspects of human health. The Journal publishes commissioned reviews, commentaries and editorials, original research, a small number of outstanding case reports, continuing medical education articles (ECG Series, Clinics in Diagnostic Imaging, Pictorial Essays, Practice Integration & Life-long Learning [PILL] Series), and short communications in the form of letters to the editor.
SMJ follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations).
ISSN (Print): 0037-5675
ISSN (Online): 2737-5935
Impact Factor® as reported in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports®: 3.331
Indexed in: MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, WPRIM, Web of Science, EBSCOhost
Member of: APAME, SAMJE, MASEAN GOJ, CrossRef
Editor-in-Chief: A/Prof Poh Kian Keong
Deputy Editors: Prof Ang Tiing Leong, A/Prof Mahesh Choolani
Advisors: Prof Wilfred CG Peh, Prof Teo Eng Kiong
Editor, Social Media: Dr Ng Chew Lip
International Corresponding Editors
President, SMA: Dr Tan Yia Swam
Honorary General Secretary, SMA: Dr Ng Chew Lip
SMJ PAST EDITORSDr Gwee Ah Leng (1960-1971)
Dr Tan Kheng Khoo (1971-1975)
Prof Lim Pin (1975-1978)
Prof Feng Pao Hsii (1978-1987)
Prof Chee Yam Cheng (1988-1995)
Prof Tan Choon Kim (1995-1996)
Prof Kua Ee Heok (1996-1999)
Prof C Rajasoorya (2000-2003)
Prof WIlfred CG Peh (2004-2009)
Prof Teo Eng Kiong (2010-2013)
The Editorial Office can be contacted at:
Singapore Medical Journal
Singapore Medical Association
2985 Jalan Bukit Merah
#02-2C, SMF Building
Tel: (65) 6223 1264
Fax: (65) 6252 9693
For Subscription and Advertising enquiries:
Li Li Loy
Tel: (65) 6223 1264
Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed in the SMJ reflect the views of the authors, and do not necessarily represent those of the SMJ editorial board or the Singapore Medical Association (SMA), unless this is clearly specified. SMA does not, and cannot, accept responsibility for the veracity, accuracy or completeness of any statement, opinion or advice contained in the text or advertisements published in the SMJ. Advertisements of products and services that appear in the SMJ do not imply endorsement for the products and services by SMA.
All articles published in the Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) are protected by copyright. No material in this journal may be reproduced on any platform including electronic or in print, or transmitted by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Editor of the SMJ. Written permission must also be obtained before any part of the SMJ is stored in any retrieval system of any nature.