Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review:
55 days*
Acceptance to publication:
22 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
Total content views:

Aims and scope

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. FMCH strives to be a leading international journal that promotes ‘Health Care for All’ through disseminating novel knowledge and best practices in primary care, family medicine, and community health. FMCH publishes original research, review, methodology, commentary, reflection, and case-study from the lens of population health. FMCH‘s Asian Focus section features reports of family medicine development in the Asia-pacific region. FMCH aims to be an exemplary 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.
FMCH aims to serve a diverse audience including researchers, educators, policymakers and leaders of family medicine and community health. We also aim to provide content relevant for researchers working on population health, epidemiology, public policy, disease control and management, preventative medicine and disease burden. FMCH does not impose any article processing charges (APC) or submission charges.

Editorial Board

For information about the Family Medicine and Community Health Editor-in-Chief Prof. Li Li and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) was founded by the Beijing Huawei General Practice Research Institute (BHGPRI) as an internationally focused open access journal devoted to subjects that are common and relevant to family medicine, general practice and community health. FMCH is owned by BHGPRI. BHGPRI is academically supported by Cross-Strait Medicine Exchange Association-General Practice Branch (CSMEA-CPB). We are dedicated to the health system reforms, the development and dissemination of primary care and family medicine research, and global cooperation.

Journal information

Publication Model
Open Access
Continuous publication
Launch date
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Medline (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar
Digital Archives
Peer Review Model
Double anonymised; the names of reviewers and authors are hidden from each other
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 7%
Speed Time to first decision with peer review: 55 days (median) Acceptance to publication: 22 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Primary Health Care Impact Factor (JCR): 6.1 5 year Impact Factor: 4.3 Journal Citation Indicator: 2.03 Eigenfactor: 0.00158 Citescore: 8.4 Citescore rank: 44/577 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.286 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 2.03
Reach Total content views: 139,780 Total Altmetric mentions: 4,091
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Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) is owned by the the Beijing Huawei General Practice Research Institute.
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