Aims & Scope

The journal of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on the topics of family medicine/general practice and community health such as epidemiology, public policy and public health, chronic disease control and management, community health delivery, preventive medicine, disease burden, community genetics and counseling, and education and training in family medicine/general practice worldwide with a special emphasis on Chinese and developing world modalities.

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. FMCH does not impose any article processing charges (APC) or submission charges.

Information for Contributors

The journal of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) encourages its contributors and reviewers to adopt the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors .  The Journal will not consider papers that have been accepted for publication or published elsewhere. Our FULL requirements for submission, including our conflicts of interest disclosure, trial registration and ethics policies are described in detail in the Instructions for Authors.

Submission Process

ScholarOneSubmissions to Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system.

Registration and access is available at Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available here

In case you do not receive the confirmation email after a week, contact the editorial office to track your manuscript by telephoning +86 10 8311 5298 or emailing the editorial office.

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Pre-Submission Guide and Queries

If you want an informal opinion before you submit, you can send your abstract and brief note explaining why your manuscript is suitable for our journal by email to the editorial office.


Each author must disclose all financial relationship related to the subject of the paper.  This should include equity ownership, profit-sharing agreements, royalties, patents, and grants. Income from pharmaceutical companies should be specified by type, e.g. speaker’s honoraria, expenses, grants, etc. Authors do not need to report the sums concerned. If none, state “none”.