The Journal of Family and Community Medicine (JFCM) is the official journal of the Saudi Society of Family and Community Medicine. It is an international peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of the Journal is to promote excellence in the practice of Family and Community Medicine and closely related fields. The Journal has been established to promote the knowledge, attitude and practice of all aspects of comprehensive health care (preventive, curative and rehabilitative). The Journal also aims at facilitating the development of community-based research, education, and health services. Original papers, short communications, and letters to the editor are all welcomed. Case reports with substantial significance are also considered for publication.
JFCM is published once in every four months i.e., three issues in a year (January, May and September). The first issue was published in 1994. Still then, the journal was published regularly once in every six months. From the year 2000 it was decided to publish the journal once in every four months. As such, the journal publishes 3 Issues.
For every issue, 3000 copies are printed and it is distributed to all the universities, hospitals, primary health care centers, MOH offices, private hospitals and dispensaries, physicians who have subscribed to receive the journal on regular basis, and to the libraries of almost all the institutions in the Kingdom. The journal has a vast readership and is very much appreciated by the primary care providers. We would like to encourage you to visit our website www.jfcmonline.com, and consider submitting your work to the journal. Manuscripts can be submitted online at www.journalonweb.com/jfcm.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
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The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, EMR Index Medicus, Index Copernicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science
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The mission of the society is to be the pioneer society at the local, regional, national and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) level.
This is a scientific society to promote, improve, and bring the field of family and community medicine and primary healthcare at par with international standards through organizing conferences and seminars, and research, and contributing in the establishment of health policies at the local, national, and GCC level, and to raise health awareness in the community through social participations and building active partnerships with stakeholders.
- Establishing a comprehensive database of the physicians working in the field of family and community medicine and primary healthcare at local, national and GCC levels.
- Organizing specialized conferences, seminars and courses in the field of family and community medicine and primary healthcare.
- Establishing electronic continuous medical teaching programs for distant learning and development.
- Improve the official scientific journal of the society to be one of the reputed international journals in the field of family and community medicine.
- Communicating with health administrations, locally and GCC level, to change the health system according to the international standards and promote and empower the role of family and community medicine and primary healthcare within the healthcare system.
- Organize social awareness seminars and campaigns during the various health international days.
- Activate health academia in the Kingdom with cooperation of World Health Organization.
- Cooperating with GCC program to support development in Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) and activate social programs related to these organizations.
- Cooperating with Arabic League to increase the health awareness of staff and students of university through electronic platform of the university.
- Establishing sustainable financial program through building and buying of endowments (Awqaf).