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The Journal of Medical Toxicology (JMT) is the official print journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). This international, medline-indexed, peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology, a medical subspecialty focusing on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning/toxicity and other adverse health effects resulting from medications, chemicals, occupational and environmental substances, and biological hazards. The journal publishes original investigations, preliminary research, illustrative cases, review articles, and other special features.  JMT provides a comprehensive, timely and critical mix of articles and it is unique in that its support comes from the only US society comprised of medical toxicologists.

JMT presents a wide spectrum of research and clinical knowledge in medical toxicology, including pathophysiology, mechanisms, and pharmacokinetics. Subjects include research, acute and intensive care medicine, public health, poison center information, occupational and environmental toxicology, biologic hazards, drug abuse, and toxicovigilance.  The Research concepts section reports cutting-edge research and review articles cover a wide variety of topics. Much of medical toxicology experience comes from case reports, and our toxicology observations section features these.  Articles You Might Have Missed is a synopsis of recent articles pertinent to medical toxicology that have been published in other journals. Through our relationship with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), we publish material specifically directed to occupational and environmental toxicology. Brief Toxicology Communications features an interesting toxicologic image supported by a clinical case or vignette. Toxicology Case Files are in-depth reviews of cases submitted by toxicology fellowship programs. Other sections include abstracts from meetings, position statements, and letters to the editor (Poison Pen). Two special issues have been published highlighting drugs of abuse. The December 2012 issue focused on the epidemic problem of opioid misuse and abuse. The December 2013 issue will feature submissions addressing chelation.

JMT is a member of the committee for publication ethics (COPE) and ICJME. In addition, the EIC is supported by a world-renowned editorial board, the ACMT board of directors, the ACMT publications committee, and Springer. This strong support enables JMT to operate under strict ethical standards.



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