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Annals of Internal Medicine Public Access

One of the most widely cited journals in medicine, Annals gives free access to many articles at as part of its commitment to readers and authors.

View the Annals public access policy here.


If you would like to submit a Comment in response to an article that appears in Annals , go to the article on which you wish to comment. Then click on the Comment area along the left side and follow the instructions. Note: Access may be obtained if the article is free, the reader is a subscriber/member, the reader is accessing the article via an institutional subscription, or the person purchased pay per view access.

Annals will post all Comments within 24 to 72 hours of receipt. The editorial team moderates comments and posts them at their discretion. Annals will not post comments that are anonymous, contain factual inaccuracies, use noncollegial or unprofessional language, personally attack individuals, are not directly relevant to the published article or do not follow general format requirements. Except in rare circumstances at the discretion of the editorial team, once posted a comment can not be revised or deleted. Editors review all posted comments about an article eight weeks after its publication and select some for publication in the Letters section. Comments can be submitted at any time after publication, but only those submitted within eight weeks of an article’s publication will be considered for publication in the Letters section. All comments submitted after October 1, 2021 and selected for publication will be published online only.

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