~ Call for COVID-19 Papers ~

This is a call for articles on the topic of novel coronavirus outbreak to the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

The Annals will consider original articles and focused reviews relating to topics to researchers and workers in the field. This may include the epidemiology, contact tracing, diagnosis, complications, treatment, community health, psychiatric aspects and medical innovation employed in our fight against the virus outbreak.

As speed to publication is essential to ensure good visibility of these articles, we aim to fast-track review and publication of these articles, all within a month of submission.

Please feel free to pass word along to colleagues and investigators who are preparing a study or manuscript on the topic.

Upcoming Articles

COVID-19 and Children: Many Questions Yet to be Answered.
Tiago H de Souza, Vanessa Soared Lanziotti, Jan Hau Lee

Comparative Analysis of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children
Jiahui Li, Koh Cheng Thoon, Chia Yin Chong, Matthias Maiwald, Kai-qian Kam, Karen Donceras Nadua, Natalie Tan, Chee Fu Yung

Lessons from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2003 Pandemic as Evidence to Advocate for Stroke Public Education During the Current Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
Tessa Riandini, Kelvin Bryan Jek Chen Tan, Deidre Anne De Silva

Perception and Feelings of Antenatal Women During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Qiu Ju Ng, Miao Lin Krystal Koh, Shephali Tagore, Manisha Mathur

Endovascular Deep Vein Stenting of Symptomatic Post-Thrombotic and Non-Thrombotic Iliac Vein Stenotic Lesions: A Multicentre Cohort Experience from Singapore
Mervin Han Hui Nathan Lim, Karthikeyan Damodharan, Sze Ling Chan, Ming Ren Toh, Charyl Jia Qi Yap, Tze Tec Chong, Tjun Yip Tang

COVID-19 and Singapore: From Early Response to Circuit Breaker
Jacinta I-Pei Chen, Jason CH Yap, Li Yang Hsu, Teo Yik Ying Teo

How to Feed the Critically Ill — A Review
Charles Chin Han Lew, Chengsi Ong, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Andrea Marshall, Yaseen Arabi


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The Annals receives about 300 (Free & Theme) manuscripts a year, including letters to the editor and commentaries. Its acceptance rate for unsolicited articles is about 30%.

Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2018

GOLD Outcomes of Patients Presenting with Primary or Secondary Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Ventricular Rate to the Emergency Department
Hui Min Kang, Sheena JJ Ng, Susan Yap, Annitha Annathurai, Marcus EH Ong
SILVER Incipient Albuminuria in Persons with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A 5-Year Retrospective Cohort Study
Shermin Tan, Lai Yin Wong, Matthias Paul HS Toh
BRONZE Quality of Life across Mental Disorders in Psychiatric Outpatients
Vathsala Sagayadevan, Siau Pheng Lee, Clarissa Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam

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