Nature Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal
publishing research articles, reviews, news and commentaries in the
biomedical area, including both basic research and early-phase clinical
research covering all aspects of medicine.
The journal seeks to publish research papers that "demonstrate novel
insight into disease processes, with direct evidence of the
physiological relevance of the results" The journal was established in 1995 and is published by the Nature Publishing Group. As with other Nature journals, there is no external editorial board, with editorial decisions being made by an in-house team, although peer review by external expert referees forms a part of the review process.
Its 2014 impact factor was 27.363, making it the highest-cited research journal in preclinical medicine.