Formerly called the Journal of the Kuwait Medical Association, the Kuwait Medical Journal (KMJ) was established in 1967. The name of the journal was changed to Kuwait Medical Journal (KMJ) and the format and style were modified with the March 1998 issue. We applied for listing as a signatory journal to the Vancouver Convention, which was approved on January 28, 1998.
KMJ is listed in the Index Medicus for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR). KMJ is indexed in EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database). Currently, the KMJ is issued quarterly and regularly in March, June, September and December. It has a paid circulation of about 7,000, of which 40% is in the Arab world and 60% international.