~ 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.

Articles in Press COVID-19.

Editorial (Published: 16 March 2020)
The Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Epidemic
Li Yang Hsu, Po Ying Chia, Jeremy FY Lim

Commentary (Published: 16 March 2020)
Mental Health Strategies to Combat the Psychological Impact of COVID-19: Beyond Paranoia and Panic
Cyrus SH Ho, Cornelia YI Chee, Roger CM Ho

Original Article (Published: 16 March 2020)
Rapid Progression to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Review of Current Understanding of Critical Illness from COVID-19 Infection
Ken J Goh, Mindy CM Choong, Elisabeth HT Cheong, Shirin Kalimuddin, Sewa Duu Wen, Ghee Chee Phua, Kian Sing Chan, Haja Mohideen Salahudeen


Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS) is referenced in Index Medicus.

2018 Impact Factor: 1.127

5-Year Impact Factor: 1.351

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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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