About FMCH

About FMCH

Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) is an open-access journal focusing on subjects that are common and relevant to family medicine/general practice and community health. The journal publishes on a quarterly basis relevant content across disciplines such as epidemiology, public health, social and preventive medicine, research and evidence based medicine, community health service, patient education and health promotion and health ethics. The journal has a specific focus on the management of chronic illness particularly diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, chronic heart failure, hypertension, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease and common mental illness. Read More

Peer Review

Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) uses the ScholarOne Thomson Reuter Manuscript tracking system to support its peer review process. This system has a long, successful track record with major journals and publishers globally. Reviewers primarily evaluate the originality, validity and importance of the manuscripts, and provide detailed and evidence-based (with references) comments to help editors to make publication decisions (accept, revise or reject) and authors to make improvements.Read More

Aims and Scope

The journal of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) aims to provide a forum for the timely communication of medical knowledge and skills with the goal of promoting improved health care through the practice of family and community-based medicine globally.The journal of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) welcomes the following article types: Editorials, Original research, Review articles, Commentaries, Case reports, Case studies, Methodologies, Policy briefs, Cochrane updates, Education and training articles, Letters to the Editor, and Organization news. There are no author submission fees. Read More

Editorial Board

For full details of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH)’s Editorial Board, click here

Board Members

If you would like to become a member of the Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) editorial board, please see the following associated responsibilities and complete the Information Form and send it to the editorial office at  office@fmch-journal.org. Members of the editorial board receive complimentary hard copies of the journal and have free access to the online versions.  Read More


Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) guarantees that all published material will be available for perpetuity. Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) is a subscriber member to the Portico digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Read More

Copyright and Permissions

When publishing in Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) authors have two copyright options. Authors can assign copyright to the journal or you are free to publish with us under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Read More