Who We Are
Maimonides, known as the Rambam, was one of the greatest arbiters of all times on matters of Jewish law, one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages, a scientist and researcher, a court physician, and a pre-eminent leader in the society of his time. In addition to his monumental work on Jewish law and ethics, his writings on medicine are classic and remarkable even in the present day. Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, which bears with pride the name of Maimonides, the Rambam, and aspires always to act by his guiding principles, is pleased to sponsor this Open Access journal, the Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal (Rambam Maimonides Med J). This peer-reviewed publication is published by Rambam Health Care Campus and authored by physicians and scientists worldwide.
Rambam Maimonides Med J focuses on clinically relevant biomedical research and additional issues central to the provision of optimal health care to patients, disease prevention, and public health, and provides an address for original articles about translational clinical and basic research that moves discoveries from the bench to the bedside and from the bedside to the community. The Journal also publishes reviews, "Rambam Grand Rounds," and symposia reports as well as special essays concerning ethical and societal aspects of medicine.
In the best interests of the medical and scientific community, Rambam Maimonides Med J is freely accessible via the Internet for immediate worldwide, open access to the full text of articles. All readers are able to download and/or print any article at no cost. There are no subscription fees nor processing costs for the authors. Authors who publish in the journal retain the copyright to their article. The Journal is an EBSCO and CrossRef member with articles indexed by Google Scholar, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and PubMed. As of March 2016, the Journal is listed in the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
The editorial policy of Rambam Maimonides Med J is guided by the high standards of scientific quality and integrity, professional responsibility and human compassion that constitute the Rambam’s scholarly and ethical legacy. Furthermore, the scientific standards and impact of Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; the Journal undergoes the same peer review process and quality control as would any other scholarly journal.
Published four times a year with contributions from physicians and scientists worldwide, publication of Rambam Maimonides Med J is coordinated at Rambam Health Care Campus.