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About SMJ


The Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) is the monthly publication of Singapore Medical Association (SMA). The Journal aims to advance medical practice and clinical research by publishing high-quality articles that add to the clinical knowledge of physicians in Singapore and worldwide.

SMJ is a general medical journal that focuses on all aspects of human health. The Journal publishes commissioned reviews, commentaries and editorials, original research, a small number of outstanding case reports, continuing medical education articles (ECG Series, Clinics in Diagnostic Imaging, Pictorial Essays, Practice Integration & Life-long Learning [PILL] Series), and short communications in the form of letters to the editor.

2014 Journal Impact Factor: 0.597 
ISSN: 0037-5675
DOI:  10.11622/smedj

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Editor-in-Chief: Poh Kian Keong

Deputy Editors: Ang Tiing Leong, Mahesh Choolani 

Advisors: Wilfred CG Peh, Teo Eng Kiong

Specialty Editors

Daphne Ang  Ong Hean Yee Tan Li Hoon
Chan Yiong Huak Pwee Keng Ho Tan Puay Hoon
Chang Haw Chong Quak Seng Hock Samuel Tay Sam Wah
Chuah Khoon Leong Ramani NV Tay Seow Yian
Fong Kok Yong Sim Kang Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee
How Choon How Sitoh Yih Yian Darren Tay Keng Jin
Hsu Pon Poh Benedict Tan Thng Choon Hua
Lawrence Lee Soon-U Tan Cher Heng Wong Moh Sim
Liau Kui Hin Kelvin Tan Wong Wai Keong
Abdul Razakjr Omar    

International Corresponding Editors

Jafri Malin Abdullah (Malaysia)  
Judy Wei-Ming Hung (USA)  
Malai Muttarak (Thailand)   
Ng Kwan Hoong (Malaysia)  
Tan Siang Yong (USA)


President, SMA: Dr Wong Tien Hua
Honorary General Secretary, SMA: Dr Daniel Lee Hsien Chieh


Dr Gwee Ah Leng (1960-1971) Prof Tan Choon Kim (1995-1996)
Dr Tan Kheng Khoo (1971-1975) Prof Kua Ee Heok (1996-1999)
Prof Lim Pin (1975-1978) Prof C Rajasoorya (2000-2003)
Prof Feng Pao Hsii (1978-1987) Prof WIlfred CG Peh (2004-2009)
Prof Chee Yam Cheng (1988-1995) Prof Teo Eng Kiong (2010-2013)



The Editorial Office can be contacted at:

The Editor
Singapore Medical Journal
Singapore Medical Association
2 College Road
Singapore 169850

Tel: (65) 6223 1264
Fax: (65) 6224 7827

For Subscription and Advertising enquires:

Li Li Loy / Denise Jia
Tel: (65) 6223 1264


Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed in the SMJ reflect the views of the authors, and do not necessarily represent those of the SMJ editorial board or the Singapore Medical Association (SMA), unless this is clearly specified. SMA does not, and cannot, accept responsibility for the veracity, accuracy or completeness of any statement, opinion or advice contained in the text or advertisements published in the SMJ. Advertisements of products and services that appear in the SMJ do not imply endorsement for the products and services by SMA.

All articles published in the Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) are protected by copyright. No material in this journal may be reproduced on any platform including electronic or in print, or transmitted by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Editor of the SMJ. Written permission must also be obtained before any part of the SMJ is stored in any retrieval system of any nature.