Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine – The Research Journal of the EAPC

Palliative Medicine is a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal, and is the research journal of the EAPC. Palliative Medicine publishes primarily original research and systematically constructed reviews. Other paper types include regular editorials to contextualise and direct the research we publish, case reports to highlight clinical issues where research attention is required, and service evaluations where they are of the highest quality. 

People interested in the journal can see the papers we publish here, and find out about how to submit a paper here. The journal currently has an impact factor of 4.222, and is highly ranked in Health Care Sciences & Services 11 out of 90 | Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCI) 18 out of 176 | Medicine, General & Internal 19 out of 155.

EAPC members can subscribe to the journal at a reduced rate (see box on the right).

Registered users of the EAPC website have free full access to editor’s choice papers from the journal here. 

Palliative Medicine works hard to make the papers it publishes accessible and relevant.  They have an active social media presence on Twitter (@palliativemedj) and Facebook.  Selected papers from each issue are also turned into an accessible podcast, featuring the authors explaining their papers. Podcasts can be subscribed to free of charge on iTunes.  

Each year the journal has a call for papers for a special issue on an area of topic interest. Past special issues are collected here, and recent issues have included papers on dementia, health economics, and integrated palliative care. We also curate special collections drawing from recent and classic papers already published in the journal, highlighted by an editorial.  Ideas for topics for these special collections are always welcome. Each year the journal also awards a prize to the best paper published in the previous year’s print issues, awarded at the EAPC congress.

Full details on the journal, editorial board and editorial advisory board, links to papers, and details on how to publish in the journal are available from the journal website at, or contact Editor-in-chief Professor Catherine Walshe, Lancaster University.

Editor-in-chief Professor Catherine Walshe, Lancaster University.