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 2015

GOLD Fasting during Ramadan and Associated Changes in Glycaemia, Caloric Intake and Body Composition with Gender Differences in Singapore
Ester CK Yeoh, Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Win Nie Loh, Chin Lian Chua, Sharon Fun, Tavintharan Subramaniam, Chee Fang Sum, Su Chi Lim
SILVER An Analysis of Blinding Success in a Randomised Controlled Trial of Fish Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Jean CJ Liu, Adrian Raine, Rebecca P Ang, Daniel SS Fung
BRONZE Dietary Protein Intake in a Multi-ethnic Asian Population of Healthy Participants and Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Boon Wee Teo, Qi Chun Toh, Hui Xu, Adonsia YT Yang, Tingxuan Lin, Jialiang Li, Evan JC Lee


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