ICMJE Membership

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How can I join the ICMJE?

The ICMJE (previously known as the Vancouver Group) is not an open membership organization. It is a small working group of general medical journals. Occasionally, the ICMJE will invite a new member or guest when the committee feels that the new journal or organization will provide a needed perspective that is not already available within the existing committee. Open membership organizations for editors and others in biomedical publication include the World Association of Medical Editors and the Council of Science Editors. However, if your journal follows the ICMJE's Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and you would like the ICMJE to include it on the list of journals that follow ICMJE policy on www.ICMJE.org, just complete the request form. If you include the URL for your journal's web site, we can post a link from www.ICMJE.org to your journal.

Which journals are members of the ICMJE?

Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal), Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Journal of Korean Medical Science, New England Journal of Medicine, New Zealand Medical Journal, PLOS Medicine, The Lancet, Revista Médica de Chile (Medical Journal of Chile), and Ugeskrift for Laeger (Danish Medical Journal). However, a large number of non-member journals reports that they follow the ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.