Open-access journals

No subscription or open athens required

African Journal of Emergency Medicine

The only emergency medicine journal focused on the global south.


Spanish society of emergency medicine but fully published in English and entirely open access

Scandinavian journal of trauma , resuscitation and emergency care

Occasionally interesting articles

Hong Kong journal of Emergency medicine

Often has interesting articles, fully open access.

Specific Journals

Requires logins but good resources if have access to open-athens (ask your librarian)

Annals of Emergency medicine

U.S based journal but often has game changing RCT and meta-analysis .


Trauma related trauma. Useful to understand slightly deeper on what happens to the trauma patients inside and outside the ED.


Very focused on the nitty gritty of CPR. For resus junkies.


U.K based journals

Required reading for U.K based emergency doctors

Emergency medical journal

Most useful journal for those working in UK emergency departments, plus occasionally game changing RCT’s.

The lancet

Often has interesting editorials which are open access. The lancet global medicine is also open access.