Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disorders


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Free subscription to JIMD and JIMD Reports is part of the SSIEM membership. If you become an SSIEM Member you will receive all JIMD print copies for the whole year.

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JIMD Editor

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The JIMD is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, SSIEM.

It publishes results of original research and new or important observations pertaining to any aspect of inherited metabolic disease in humans and higher animals. This includes clinical, biochemical, genetic, experimental, methodological, theoretical, epidemiological, ethical and counselling aspects.

The JIMD also publishes reviews of important new developments or controversial issues relating to metabolic disorders.





Instructions on how to submit a manuscript, and instructions for authors

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Instructions on how to submit a manuscript, and instructions for authors

View Instructions for JIMD Reports

All scientific contributions for publication in the JIMD (including JIMD Reports) must be submitted by the web-enabled online manuscript submission and review system. This system allows editors to keep review times as short as possible and offers authors the option to track progress of the review of their manuscripts. The online manuscript submission and review system for JIMD offers easy and straightforward log-in and submission procedures.



The Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease exists as two sister publications which are served by a single Editorial Team and a single manuscript submission and review process: the traditional print and online journal "JIMD" and the online-only "JIMD Reports".

The JIMD welcomes Original Articles, Rapid Communications, Reviews, Metabolic Dissertations, Images in Metabolic Medicine, Editorials and Letters.

JIMD Reports publishes scientifically sound research findings or clinical observations that warrant communication in the peer-reviewed literature but are of more limited interest to the readers. Articles in “JIMD Reports” will be professionally typeset and will be available online and fully referenced in bibliographical databases. They will be submitted to relevant international abstracting and indexing services with an embargo of no more than 12 months and thus will be available free of charge after a certain time period. Titles and abstracts of Reports are printed in the print-only "Extras" section of the traditional "JIMD" to reach the widest possible readership.