Mission and scope

Given the critical decisions that physicians make on a daily basis, the consideration they must give is of the utmost importance. The aim of this new online journal is to cut through the cacophony of clinical and research data and focus on the most important issues in the therapeutic area being covered. To consider (verb):  • ‘To think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision’ • ‘To think about and be drawn towards (a course of action)’ • ‘To take (something) into account when making a judgement’ [Oxford English Dictionary; Copyright © 2017 Oxford University Press] The Considerations in Medicine series of publications and online education resources reviews the background, latest clinical developments, and future research perspectives for selected areas of medicine where an expert overview for busy clinicians is most important. Content is free to access. Readers will be able to view the recorded presentations and related discussions which will form part of the CME online course linked to future issues. A rapid response is a moderated but not peer reviewed online response to a published article in Considerations in Medicine; it will not receive a DOI and will not be indexed. Find out more about responses and how to submit a response.


Considerations in Medicine is co-owned by CESAS Medical and BMJ.

Journal information

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To sponsor

Considerations in Medicine welcomes enquiries from organisations interested in supporting an edition of the journal on a particular topic. Please contact CESAS Medical for further information. Business Development Manager: Angus Lennon


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