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Physician Assistant Resource Guide

Core Journals

So, what are "core journals?"

Core journals refer to the journals within a given specialty that are the most important ones for that specialty. They are frequently among the most well-known journals: the most often read, consulted, or cited by other researchers, educators, and practitioners within that specialty.

HINT: Core journals are also good journals for students to consult who are looking for research articles in a given speciality!

Journal Search

Journal Search

PA Core Journals

Note: links below are to the library's most recent holdings for each journal. Older issues may be available.  Please search the library catalog or ask a librarian for more information. 

  1. American Family Physician
  2. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  3. Annals of Family Medicine
  4. Annals of Internal Medicine
  5. BMJ: British Medical Journal
  6. JAPPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  7. JACC:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  8. JAMA:  Journal of the American Medical Association
  9. JBJS:  Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants
  10. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  11. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
  12. Lancet
  13. Nature
  14. New England Journal of Medicine
  15. Physician Assistant Clinics
  16. PLOS Medicine
  17. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education