Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier and sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. It covers the field of general internal medicine. The journal was established in 1926 as the Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic and obtained its current name in 1964. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 7.199, ranking it 11th out of 154 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal".[1] The journal started online publishing in 1999.[2] Initially, its website consisted of simple lists of tables of content. In 2012, the current website was established. In addition to the journal content, it contains extra features such as Medical Images, Residents Clinics, Art at Mayo, and Stamp Vignettes on Medical Science, as well as author interviews and monthly issue summaries. Readers can also obtain CME credit.[3]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
DisciplineInternal medicine
Edited byLisa K. Muenkel
Publication details
Former name(s)
Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic
Elsevier on behalf of the Mayo Clinic (United States)
6.942 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Mayo Clin. Proc.
ISSN0025-6196 (print)
1942-5546 (web)
OCLC no.00822709

Types of articles publishedEdit

Mayo Clinic Proceedings publishes the following types of articles:

  • Original Article
  • Review Article
  • Solicited Review
  • Concise Review for Clinicians (continuing medical education – CME – credit is offered with the Concise Review for Clinicians section)
  • My Treatment Approach
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines
  • Special Article
  • Commentary
  • Brief Report
  • Editorial
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Medical Images
  • Stamp / Historical Vignettes
  • Art at Mayo
  • Meeting Reports
  • Symposium (continuing medical education – CME – credit is offered with the Symposium collections)
  • Case Report
  • Residents' Clinic
  • Path-to-Patient image quiz


The following persons have been editors-in-chief of the journal:

  • E. D. Bayrd (1964–1970)
  • A. B. Hayles (1971–1976)
  • J. L. Juergens (1977–1981)
  • R. G. Siekert (1982–1986)
  • P. J. Palumbo (1987–1993)
  • Udaya B. S. Prakash (1994–1998)
  • William L. Lanier (1999–present)


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medicine, General & Internal". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
  2. ^ Lanier, W.L. (1999). "Leading Mayo Clinic Proceedings Into the Future". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 74: 104. doi:10.4065/74.1.104.
  3. ^ "Journal CME Instructions". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Elsevier. Retrieved 2013-03-12.

External linksEdit