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Asia Pacific Family Medicine will cease to be published by BMC on 31st December 2018 and is no longer accepting submissions via this submission system. The journal is continuing and potential authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Yousuke Takemura, at for information regarding how to submit your manuscripts to this journal in future and any submissions in progress.

BMC will continue to host an archive of all articles published in Asia Pacific Family Medicine during its time with BMC and these will remain fully searchable via the BMC website.


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Aims and scope

Asia Pacific Family Medicine is an open access journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of high quality regional research, and aims to enhance the standards of family medicine by focusing on best practice.

Family medicine embraces the disciplines of primary care, general practice and community medicine. It is a discipline that emphasizes comprehensive and continuous care of referred patients, and for non-referred, undifferentiated problems irrespective of patient age, gender or ethnicity and is usually centred within the community but may embrace some hospital settings. Medical care in this environment addresses the bio-psycho-social nature of illness, providing holistic care for the total patient irrespective of their problem. The journal welcomes practical, relevant articles covering the broad range of interests within the field of family medicine.

Society information

Asia Pacific Family Medicine is the official journal of WONCA Asia Pacific.


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