Focus and Scope
The «Family Medicine» Journal is a leading scientific and practical publication, which promotes ideology and philosophy of family medicine, informs about activities of public organizations of family doctors, consolidates readers of different specialties interested in the latest achievements of world and domestic medical science and medical education, evidence-based medicine, practical activities of primary care specialists in Ukraine and abroad.
«Family Medicine» was founded in 1999 as a means of informing the medical community about the successes and problems, achievements and prospects of family medicine in Ukraine. From the very beginning the Journal promotes family medicine, tells about activities of the Ukrainian Association of Family Medicine, reviews world experience and proves advantages of primary medical care organization in different countries on principles of family medicine.
Thanks to the initiative and considerable efforts of the first editor-in-chief of the Journal - the outstanding Ukrainian scientist and teacher professor Grigory Ivanovich Lysenko, the journal was founded on the basis of the National University of Public Health of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk (former National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L. Shupyk). The Journal publishes original scientific research and recommendations of the leading domestic specialists and scientists in various fields of medicine.
The Journal very quickly became the leading publication not only for family doctors but also for a wide range of other medical professionals in Ukraine. In the Journal's archive, you can see original articles devoted to the development of family medicine in the world, discussion of world forums of primary care specialists, coverage of activities and cooperation of the Ukrainian Association of Family Medicine (UAFM) with colleagues from around the world - USA, UK, the Netherlands, Australia.
Main topics of publications: therapy, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, cardiology, allergology, psychoneurology, dermatology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, infectious diseases, immunology and vaccine prophylaxis, pharmacology.
Target audience - practicing physicians of various specialties: family physicians, emergency physicians, internists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, rheumatologists, psychoneurologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists.
Main focus: the Journal has a practical orientation and publishes articles by leading specialists, opinion leaders, covering actual problems of the clinic, diagnostics and treatment of a wide range of nosologies; optimal algorithms for today's diagnostics and therapy of internal diseases, management of emergency conditions.
Segmentation of the readership by specialty: general practitioners and internists - 45%, cardiologists and rheumatologists - 18%, gastroenterologists - 10%, pulmonologists - 8%, allergists and dermatologists - 7%, neurologists - 5%, endocrinologists - 4%, otolaryngologists - 3%.
Main sections: health care, current topic, new in medicine, lectures, problems of cardiology, therapy, gastroenterology, etc.), clinical analysis, pharmacology, from practice, modern diagnostics, in the doctor's notebook, medical equipment, emergency care.