Hippokratia journal is a quarterly issued, open access, peer reviewed, general medical journal, published in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a forum for all medical specialties. The journal is published continuously since 1997, its official language is English and all submitted manuscripts undergo peer review by two independent reviewers, assigned by the Editor (double blinded review process).

Hippokratia journal is managed by its Editorial Board and has an International Advisory Committee and over 500 expert Reviewers covering all medical specialties and additionally Technical Reviewers, Statisticians, Image processing Experts and a journal Secretary. The Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” has the financial management of both the printed and electronic edition of the journal.

Hippokratia journal will consider for publication: Editorials and Invited articles, Review articles, Original articles, Case Reports, Case series, and Letters to the Editor. After decision of the Editorial Board following an official request from Medical Scientific Societies, abstracts of Congresses, Seminars etc. can also be published in a Supplement, subject to double peer review of the full text manuscripts. Page charges are calculated at 10 Euros per page for manuscript not exceeding a defined length, while each extra page is charged 150 Euros.

All reported clinical trials must have been registered in an international Clinical Trial Registry, and the registration number should be provided. Reports of randomised trials must conform to the revised CONSORT guidelines, and should be submitted with their protocols. Randomised trials that report harms must be described according to the extended CONSORT guidelines. Studies of diagnostic accuracy must be reported according to the STARD guidelines. Observational studies (cohort, case–control, or cross-sectional designs) must be reported according to the STROBE statement. Genetic association studies must be reported according to the STREGA guidelines. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses must be reported according to the PRISMA guidelines.

There is free access to the full text of all published articles. The journal is indexed / abstracted by PubMed Central, Scopus, EMBASE, Thomson Reuters’ (Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports / Science Edition), Free Medical Journals, EBSCO and Copernicus. Its impact factor for 2010 and 2011 was 0,660 and 0,525 respectively.

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