AEM 25 years

Academic Emergency Medicine

Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), is the official flagship publication for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). AEM’s Journal Citation Ranking (JCR) places it at No. 4 internationally among 76 titles in the emergency medicine category. Each month AEM features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research relevant to the practice and investigation of emergency care and with the potential to elevate the human condition during times of emergency. Subject matter is diverse, including clinical trials, observational cohort studies, other human subject studies, innovative diagnostics and therapeutics, concept papers, clinical controversies, economic or policy research, health services research, laboratory science, basic science studies, and more.

AEM features regular sections such as

  • Original Contributions
  • Brief Reports
  • Commentaries
  • The Biros Section on Research Ethics
  • Special Contributions (SAEM policy papers, and narrative reviews)
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Clinical Pathologic Conference
  • Evidence-based Diagnostics
  • Correspondence
  • Media Reviews
  • Resident Portfolios
  • Reflections
  • Dynamic Emergency Medicine (short video productions)

General Information

Publishing frequency: Monthly
Circulation: SAEM’s 6,500 members (learn more about SAEM membership)
Available formats: Digital online and as an app for mobile devices (Get the FAQs)
Submission site:
AEM Author Guidelines

Submission/Review Stats

Acceptance to Early View: 7-8 weeks
Acceptance to Print: 4-5 months 

AEM Outstanding Reviewers

Academic Emergency Medicine thanks its Outstanding Peer Reviewers for 2017. The Outstanding Peer Reviewer designation is given annually to peer reviewers for excellent performance.

Resident Member of the AEM Editorial Board

The resident-in-training (“resident”) appointment to the Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) is intended to introduce residents to the process of peer review, editing, and publishing of medical research manuscripts. The annual appointment(s) will provide residents with an experience that will enhance his/her career in emergency medicine and in scientific publication.