Focus and Scope

The Graphic Medicine Review (ISSN 2993-8252) intends to address the following aims:

  1. To enrich the scholarly literature relevant to both the comics medium (aka comic books, graphic novels, manga, bande dessinée, etc.) and healthcare, medicine, wellness, patient experience, and public health policy;
  2. To provide a responsible platform for new voices attempting analysis, critique, or exploration of Graphic Medicine; and
  3. To serve as a forum for Graphic Medicine stakeholders to develop applicable principles, reasonable conduct, and inter-/multi-cultural discourse.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, visit the Open Access Directory or datacite.org.

Archiving Policy

 As GMR grows, our catalog of articles and various items will appear here, remaining available to researchers and readers.

Publication Statement

This journal is published by the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Chan Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA, USA.