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

The Annals receives about 500 (Free & Theme) manuscripts a year, including letters to the editor and commentaries. Its acceptance rate for unsolicited articles is about 30%.

Impact factors of the AAMS since 2006 were:

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Impact Factor 0.772 0.745 1.004 1.01 1.2 1.25 1.362 1.221 1.15 1.041

Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2016

GOLD Prevalence of Depression among Older Adults - Results from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly Study
Mythily Subramaniam, Edimansyah Abdin, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Shirlene Pang, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Harish Magadi, Rathi Mahendran, Siow Ann Chong
SILVER 2015 Young Surgeon’s Award Winner: Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity-Matched Study
Philip YK Pang, Yeong Phang Lim, Kim Kiat Ong, Yeow Leng Chua, Yoong Kong Sin
BRONZE Long-Term Oncological Safety of Minimally Invasive Hepatectomy in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case-Control Study
Stephen KY Chang, Chee Wei Tay, Liang Shen, Shridhar Ganpathi Iyer, Alfred WC Kow, Krishnakumar Madhavan


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The Annals is the official medical journal of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. It is a refereed monthly journal appearing in the Index Medicus and has been accepted in the Science Citation Index-Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine.

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