New England Journal of Medicine seeks original research, clinical cases, review articles, and submissions in other categories. “Other categories” include:
Editorials usually provide commentary and analysis concerning an article in the issue of the Journal in which they appear. They may include 1 figure or table. They are nearly always solicited, although unsolicited editorials may occasionally be considered. Editorials are limited to 1000 words, with up to 10 references.
Perspective articles cover a wide variety of topics of current interest in health care, medicine, and the intersection between medicine and society. We welcome submissions and proposals. Perspective articles are limited to 1000 to 1200 words and usually include one figure. There is a maximum of 5 references.
Sounding Board articles are opinion essays. They are similar to editorials but are not tied to a particular article. They often present opinions on health policy issues and are normally unsolicited. The text is limited to 2000 words.
Clinical Implications of Basic Research articles discuss single papers from preclinical journals. The purpose is to explain the findings and comment on their possible clinical applications in fewer than 750 words. There may be 1 figure and up to 4 references. We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts in this category.
Special Reports are miscellaneous articles of special interest to the medical community. They are limited to 2700 words.
Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights are nearly always solicited, but we are willing to consider unsolicited manuscripts or proposals for manuscripts. Please contact the Editorial Office before submitting a manuscript.
Health Policy Reports are nearly always solicited, but we are willing to consider unsolicited manuscripts or proposals for manuscripts. Please contact the Editorial Office before submitting a manuscript.
Occasional Notes are accounts of personal experiences or descriptions of material from outside the usual areas of medical research and analysis.
Letters to the Editor provide a forum for readers to comment about articles recently published in the Journal, and they are a place to publish concise articles, such as reports of novel cases. Please see specific instructions for Letters to the Editor.
Book Reviews are generally solicited. We are willing to consider proposals for book reviews, but please contact the Editorial Office before submitting a review. Author information at: http://authors.nejm.org/Help/acHelp.asp