About the JRCPE

The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (JRCPE) 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.

Online JRCPE

The online JRCPE provides full access to the contents of the print journal and has a number of additional features including an online archive, online-only papers, online symposia abstracts and a series of topic-specific supplements, primarily based on the College’s consensus conferences.

JRCPE: Editorial Board

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

  • Dr M Bracewell, Editor
  • Dr M Egred, Education Editor
  • Dr M Witham, Clinical Editor
  • Dr A Beveridge, History Editor
  • Dr YY Lee, Associate Clinical Editor
  • Dr S O'Mahony, Associate History Editor
  • I Milne, Deputy Editor, History
  • Rona Gloag, Senior Production Editor
  • C Reekie,  Designer
  • R Davidson, Editorial Assistant

The JRCPE's 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 editorial@rcpe.ac.uk,
call + 44 (0)131 247 3652 or fax + 44 (0)131 220 3939

JRCPE: Information for contributors


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 articles

  • 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 JRCPE online and thereafter in the earliest possible print issue at the discretion of the Editor.

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Peer review

All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.

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

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. http://www.icmje.org/