Focus and Scope

The Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine is an open access, international, peer reviewed journal covering the range of transformative scientific developments from the bench, to the bedside, and to local and global communities with emphasis on new concepts and paradigms in the prevention and treatment of human disease and the creation of human health.

The mission of this journal is twofold.

First, we advance an understanding of how to apply new technology, scientific discovery and innovative solutions in order to expand the frontiers of medicine and health. The journal welcomes research pertaining to diagnostic and therapeutic discovery from clinicians, scientists and practitioners as they discover new ways to prevent and treat diseases and illnesses. The journal also welcomes research on the impact of scientific discovery on health care systems, public health and population health including costs, value, applicability and social determinants of health.  In addition, the journal solicits original papers exploring attitudes towards health care innovation, exploring health technology assessment and the effect of new technology on patients and communities. 

Second, we provide a mentored learning environment in transformative and sustainable scholarly communication. We welcome submissions of papers from students, residents and fellows papers including those building on accepted conference abstracts. We encourage trainees to publish their work originating from evidence-based research to our constructive peer review process.  Our editorial team blends students, trainees, librarians, and faculty with a wide range of authorship and editorial expertise in order that we provide mentored peer review learning opportunities.  Supported by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and its Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library, the journal does not charge author submission/publication/processing fees and the content is open for all readers.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Journal Archiving

All Levy Library Press content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). All metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and journals are registered with Open Archives.

As member of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that all Levy Library Press content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality. We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). We register all of our journals with SHERPA RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are clear.

Journal Statistics

Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:

Submissions received138
Reviews requested221
Reviews received310
Total Rejections410
...of which, Desk rejects53
Acceptance rate775%
Time from submission to publication869.1 days


1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume