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. These include 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 and general practice worldwide. The journal has a special emphasis on Chinese and developing world modalities.

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 welcomes the following article types: Editorials, Original research, Focus on Asia Pacific, Review articles, Reflections, Case reports and Letters to the Editor. 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 Chinese General Practice Press as an internationally focused open-access journal devoted to subjects that are common and relevant to family medicine, general practice and community health. The journal was developed to provide a window for Chinese and international colleagues to engage and exchange knowledge in the provision of general practice and community health services.

The Chinese General Practice Press is administered by the Ministry of Health (National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China) and supported by the China National Health Development Research Centre. The Chinese General Practice Press (CGPP) actively serves as an agent for medical policy reform, primary health care development, and the support of scientific research in general practice and family health in China.

Journal information

Publication Model Open Access
Frequency Continuous publication
Launch date 2013
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, DOAJ, Google Scholar
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Peer Review Model Double blind; the names of reviewers and authors are hidden from each other
Print ISSN 2305-6983
Online ISSN 2009-8774

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Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) was founded by the Chinese General Practice Press.

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