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

The AAMS’ impact factor, an index of the biomedical importance of published articles, is now 1.362.

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 50%.

Impact factors of the AAMS since 2004 were:

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Impact Factor 0.375 0.419 0.772 0.745 1.004 1.01 1.2 1.25 1.362

Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2012

GOLD Effects of Age and Gender on Left Atrial Ejection Force and Volume from Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Liang Zhong, Lay Kheng Tan, Chris J Finn, Dhanjoo Ghista, Reginald Liew, Zee Pin Ding
SILVER A Population-based Survey of Mental Disorders in Singapore
Siow Ann Chong, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Derrick Heng, Cathy Sherbourne, Mabel Yap, Yee Wei Lim, Hwee Bee Wong, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidhar, Kian Woon Kwok, Mythily Subramaniam
SILVER The Excess Financial Burden of Multidrug Resistance in Severe Gram-negative Infections in Singaporean Hospitals
Esther Ng, Arul Earnest, David C Lye, Moi Lin Ling, Ying Ding, Li Yang Hsu


2008 Impact Factor

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