The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is the College’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, with an international circulation of 8,000. It has three main emphases – clinical medicine, education and medical history and humanities.

Read the latest issue online where you can access the contents of the print journal and additional features including an online archive and online symposia abstracts.

Editorial Board

The editorial group responsible for The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh comprises:

  • Dr Martyn Bracewell, Editor
  • Dr Mohaned Egred, Clinical and Education Editor
  • Dr Allan Beveridge, History Editor
  • Dr Yeong Yeh Lee, Associate Clinical Editor
  • Dr Seamus O'Mahony, Associate History Editor
  • Iain Milne, Deputy Editor, History
  • Rona Gloag, Senior Production Editor
  • Colin Reekie,  Designer
  • Russell Davidson, Editorial Assistant

The International Advisory Network comprises:

  • Dr Simon G Allan, New Zealand
  • Prof. Alejandro Bussalleu, Peru
  • Prof. Hadi Alphonse Goubran, Egypt
  • Dr SJ Gupta, India
  • Dr Mahzuz Karim, UK
  • Prof. Sultan Mahmood, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dilip Kumar Mazumdar, India
  • Prof. Leo J McCarthy, USA
  • Prof. JD Mitchell, UK
  • Prof. JM Muscat-Baron, Dubai
  • Prof. Balakrishnan Nair, Australia
  • Dr Khai Pang Leong, Singapore
  • Dr Chandranath Sarkar, India
  • Prof. Syed Hasnain Ali Shah, Pakistan
  • Prof. Surujpal Teelucksingh, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dr Roger W Warne, Australia
  • Prof. David N Williams, USA
  • Dr Rosemarie Wright-Pascoe, Jamaica
  • Prof. Man Fung Yuen, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Khalid Yusoff, Malaysia

To contact the editorial office, please email or call + 44 (0)131 247 3666


Submissions are invited in the following areas:

  • Reports of original research, including audits

  • Cases of the quarter (investigation findings of general interest with images)

  • Medical history and humanities

  • Letters to the Editor

Manuscripts should not be submitted simultaneously to another journal, should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere, and must not have been published already. Manuscripts are subject to peer-review, but the Editor reserves the right to make the final decision regarding publication and to make textual amendments where considered necessary. On acceptance, manuscripts are published in the in the earliest possible print issue of the JRCPE at the discretion of the Editor.

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All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.

Further information for contributors

Declarations of interest

All authors are required to declare relevant interest and this information is published in the JRCPE. All peer reviewers and Editors of the JRCPE are also required to declare relevant interests. This information is held centrally and can be made available on request.


Authors can choose to assign copyright to the JRCPE or grant the JRCPE a licence to publish, if wishing to retain copyright.


The Editors of the JRCPE view alleged, or suspected, medical or biomedical research misconduct as a serious offence and will not hesitate to refer suspected cases of misconduct to the appropriate bodies.


The JRCPE is currently included in the following Indexes – MEDLINE, Embase, Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Additional information

There are no APCs or submission charges for submissions to the journal. The JRCPE Editors have endorsed, in principle, the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, updated 2010.