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The Abridged Index Medicus (AIM) was the list of journals covered in the  hardcopy publication “Abridged Index Medicus”, which ceased with the December 1997 issue.  Until early 2020, the journal list was also used online as a search subset limit or filter called "Core clinical journals" in PubMed®.

Below is the list of journals that were included in the AIM journal list. See the MEDLINE/PubMed Resources Guide section on Journals for additional information.

 AIM Journals

NLM Unique ID Full Journal Title
8904605 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
7708173 AJR. American journal of roentgenology
1272646 American family physician
0370465 American heart journal
0207277 The American journal of cardiology
0376027 The American journal of clinical nutrition
0370470 American journal of clinical pathology
0267200 The American journal of medicine
0372646 The American journal of nursing
0370476 American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
0370500 American journal of ophthalmology
0370502 American journal of pathology
8803677 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation
0370512 The American journal of psychiatry
1254074 American journal of public health
9421642 American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
0370473 American journal of surgery
0370506 The American journal of the medical sciences
0370507 The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
0370524 Anaesthesia
1310650 Anesthesia and analgesia
1300217 Anesthesiology
8002646 Annals of emergency medicine
0372351 Annals of internal medicine
0407300 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
0372354 Annals of surgery
15030100R The Annals of thoracic surgery
0372434 Archives of disease in childhood
9501297 Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition
101282564 Archives of environmental & occupational health
7607091 Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
2985158R Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
101623795 Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.)
100935741 BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
7603509 Blood
8900488 BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
101599229 The bone & joint journal
0372537 Brain: a journal of neurology
0373125 The British journal of radiology
0372553 The British journal of surgery
0370647 CA: a cancer journal for clinicians
0374236 Cancer
0231335 Chest
0147763 Circulation
0075674 Clinical orthopaedics and related research
0372606 Clinical pediatrics
0372741 Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
101241654 Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
9711805 CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
0355501 Critical care medicine
0372617 Current problems in surgery
0372763 Diabetes
7902782 Digestive diseases and sciences
0370657 Disease-a-month : DM
0375040 Endocrinology
0374630 Gastroenterology
2985108R Gut
9602087 Heart (British Cardiac Society)
0330057 Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
101268948 Hospital practice (1995)
7501160 JAMA
101589530 JAMA dermatology
101589534 JAMA internal medicine
101589536 JAMA neurology
101589539 JAMA ophthalmology
101589542 JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery
101589544 JAMA pediatrics
101589550 JAMA psychiatry
101589553 JAMA surgery
1275002 The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
0014030 The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
0375362 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
7802877 The Journal of clinical investigation
0376601 Journal of clinical pathology
7502590 The Journal of family practice
2985117R Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md : 1950)
0413675 The Journal of infectious diseases
8706896 The Journal of laryngology and otology
0375402 The Journal of nervous and mental disease
0253357 Journal of neurosurgery
1263116 The Journal of nursing administration
8206428 Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
0375410 The Journal of pediatrics
101573920 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
8301365 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
9431305 Journal of the American College of Surgeons
0376343 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
101570622 The Journal of trauma and acute care surgery
0376374 The Journal of urology
9502837 The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
9508483 The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
2985213R Lancet (London, England)
0405543 Mayo Clinic proceedings.
2985236R The Medical clinics of North America
2985240R The Medical letter on drugs and therapeutics
2985248R Medicine
0401060 Neurology
0255562 The New England journal of medicine
0042033 The Nursing clinics of North America
0401075 Nursing outlook
0376404 Nursing research
0401101 Obstetrics and gynecology
0254463 The Orthopedic clinics of North America
0401126 Pediatric clinics of North America
0376422 Pediatrics
0022623 Physical therapy
1306050 Plastic and reconstructive surgery
0401147 Postgraduate medicine
0376442 Progress in cardiovascular diseases
9716844 Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
0123703 Radiologic clinics of North America
0401260 Radiology
100883501 Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
0404522 Southern medical journal
0417347 Surgery
0074243 The Surgical clinics of North America
101280339 Translational research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
0423221 The Urologic clinics of North America

Total: 118 titles

Ceased Titles:

NLM Unique ID Full Journal Title Last Issue
2985102R Geriatrics 2009 Oct;64(10)
0410504 The Western journal of medicine 2002 Sep;176(4)


Removed Title:

NLM Unique ID Full Journal Title Last Issue
9312077 Hospitals & health networks 2017 Jun

Last Reviewed: July 27, 2020