Table 1

Some journals that publish articles under the heading ‘Journal Club’

JournalExample (PMID)Notes
American Journal of Infection Control 28768589Brief summaries of papers from the journal; recent topics include: catheter-associated urinary tract infections; hand hygiene; social media; inappropriate urinary catheter reinsertion
American Journal of Roentgenology 28796544Abstracts of papers from the journal; recent topics include: thymic epithelial tumours; electronic medical records; contrast reactions; four-dimensional flow MRI
Annals of Emergency Medicine 29056210Aims to help readers discuss papers at their own journal clubs; uses papers published in the journal, which ‘serve the mission of covering the clinical epidemiology curriculum’; poses questions about the article for use at journal clubs and answers the questions in a later issue
Annals of Internal Medicine ACP Journal Club: prepares informative abstracts to help readers verify whether the conclusions are likely to be reliable and applicable, with expert commentaries; recent topics include: arthroscopic knee surgery; varenicline; breast cancer screening; preparation for colonoscopy
Breathe (Sheff) 28289445Interactive discussion of papers in different journals; recently started
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases 28848936Reviews groups of articles with a common theme; eg, exacerbations of COPD; inhaled corticosteroids; oxygen therapy; phosphodiesterase type 4 inhibitors
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 29049015Critically discusses papers from a range of sources; recent topics include: dealing with dropouts; small trials with dramatic findings; study design; superiority, non-inferiority and equivalence; systematic reviews and strength of evidence; composite end points; duplicate publication
Journal of Pediatric Urology 28237508Descriptions of papers from the journal with discussions on twitter; recently started
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 28411769Online discussion forum linked to CME articles; recent topics include: glucocorticoid-induced adverse reactions; psoriasis; non-melanoma skin cancer; psychocutaneous disease
Lancet Oncology 28271863Brief summaries of papers from the journal; recently started
Neurology 28808174Critically discusses papers from the journal; recent topics include: infections after acute spinal cord injury; outcomes after intracerebral haemorrhage; depression; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Neurosurgery 26779786Critically discusses papers from the journal; recent topics include: temporal lobe epilepsy; screw fixation; outpatient surgery; ganglioglioma
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 28852779Brief German language abstracts of papers from a wide range of journals
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.