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Annals of Internal Medicine Public Access

One of the most widely cited journals in medicine, Annals gives free access to many articles at www.annals.org as part of its commitment to readers and authors.

View the Annals public access policy here.


If you would like to submit a Comment in response to an article that appears in Annals, go to the article on which you wish to comment. Then click on the Submit a Comment link on the Comment tab, and follow the instructions.

 Annals will post all Comments within 24 to 72 hours of receipt unless they contain profanity, offensive language, personal attacks, or statements viewed as abusive or libelous. Editors review all posted comments about an article one month after its publication and select some for publication in the Letters section of the print journal. Anyone can submit a comment any time after publication, but only those submitted within four weeks of an article’s publication will be considered for print.

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Issues are retained for 1 year only. Replacement copies, if available, are replaced for subscribers free of charge if notification is received within 3 months, provided that inventory is available. Claims placed after the 3-month period, or single-copy sales to non-subscribers, must be prepaid. Contact Customer Service to place your claim.

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Individuals may make single photocopies of Annals pages for personal use only. Annals is registered with the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 (phone, +1-978-750-8400; fax, +1-978-646-8600; email: info@copyright.com). Authorization to make multiple photocopies of Annals pages for internal or personal use, or for internal use or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the American College of Physicians, provided that the appropriate fee is paid directly to the Copyright Clearance Center. This consent does not extend to copying for general distribution, resale, advertising and promotional purposes, or creating new collective works. Written permission for the latter categories must be obtained; see Request to Reproduce Annals Content for further details.




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