The journals for which access is provided using your OpenAthens account can be searched via the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Education England (HEE) using their Journals and Databases search facility.

There are thousands of journals available free of charge with your NHS OpenAthens account which is useful when searching for a specific article using a database search, but not helpful when you just want to peruse the latest issue of a journal to look for interesting articles for your own CPD. To help with this, you can find selected high quality journals below that may contain articles of interest to you.

Featured Journals

Emergency Medicine Journal

Full text from March 1984

Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ) is an international peer review journal covering pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine, and critical care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reviews and commentaries on resuscitation, trauma, minor injuries, disaster preparedness and response, toxicology, acute medical and paediatric emergencies, diagnostic testing, teaching, clinical operations, decision making and reflections on clinical practice. The journal is aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff.

Scandinavian Journal of Trauma , Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2008

The primary topics of interest in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM) are the pre-hospital and early in-hospital diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of emergency medicine, trauma, and resuscitation. Contributions focusing on dispatch, major incidents, etiology, pathophysiology, rehabilitation, epidemiology, prevention, education, training, implementation, work environment, as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects may also be assessed for publication.

Journal of Paramedic Practice

Full text from October 2008 (Delayed by 365 days*)

Journal of Paramedic Practice is the only monthly double-blind peer-reviewed and evidence-based journal for paramedics and pre-hospital care providers including emergency care practitioners and assistants, medical technicians, critical care paramedics, combat medical technicians, and members of voluntary aid societies. We offer the latest practical and clinical information, aligned with the four pillars of clinical practice, education, leadership and management. We are led by our founding consultant editors, all of whom have a strong commitment to paramedic sciences, and our prestigious editorial board represents different strands of the paramedic profession.

New England Journal of Medicine – Emergency Medicine Journal Watch

Full text from January 2000 (Delayed by 90 days*)

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research and review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

The Emergency Medicine Journal Watch highlights all of the articles published in the NEJM that are relevant to emergency medicine. The full journal can be found at (also delayed by 90 days*).

The American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2003 (Delayed by 60 days*)

A distinctive blend of practicality and scholarliness makes the American Journal of Emergency Medicine a key source for information on emergency medical care. Covering all activities concerned with emergency medicine, it is the journal to turn to for information to help increase the ability to understand, recognize and treat emergency conditions. Issues contain clinical articles, case reports, review articles, editorials, international notes, book reviews and more.


Full text from January 1857
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The BMJ is a weekly high impact peer-reviewed medical research journal. It is one of the world’s oldest general medical journals and a champion of better research, clinical practice & healthcare policy since 1840.

BMJ Open

Full text from January 2011

BMJ Open is an online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from protocols through phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small, specialist studies, and negative studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready. BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as pre-publication histories.

Other Useful Journals with Full Text Access

BMC Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2009


Full text from January 1950 (Delayed by 365 days*)

CJEM : Journal of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Full text from January 2001 (Delayed by 365 days*)

Case Reports in Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2012

Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2003 (Delayed 60 days*)

Emergency Medicine International

Full text from January 2010

International Journal of Emergency Medicine

Full text from April 2008

International Journal of Emergency Services

Full text from January 2012 (Delayed 365 days*)

Journal of Emergency Nursing

Full text from November 2013 (Delayed 60 days*)

Open Access Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2009

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Full text from January 2007

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

Full text from February 2011 (Delayed by 365 days*)

EMS World

Full text from April 2007

The New England Journal of Medicine

Full text from January 1980 (Delayed by 90 days*)

Evidence-Based Nursing

Full text from January 1998


Full text from January 1946

Respiratory Medicine

Full text from January 2003 (Delayed by 60 days*)

Archives of Disease in Childhood

Full text from January 1926

Evidence-Based Mental Health

Full text from January 1998

Delayed Articles

Journals that are marked with a (*) have delayed access to the full text articles. This is a licensing requirement for NHS OpenAthens users. If you require access to a specific article sooner, or any other article, you can request this from the Library & Knowledge Service for NHS Ambulance Services in England Document Supply Service.


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