The RSM Press Society Publishing Service

The RSM Press Society Publishing Service

The Royal Society of Medicine Press provides publishing services for societies, handling everything from editorial administration to online publication on their behalf. For full details of our society publishing service, please contact our Journals Development Manager, who will be happy to provide you with any information you require.

General information

RSM Press is the publishing arm of the RSM and was established in 1981. RSM Press is a wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Royal Society of Medicine, a leading charity founded in 1805 whose principal aim is the postgraduate multiprofessional education of doctors and other healthcare professionals. RSM Press employs 18 full-time staff, and the total staff of the RSM is 160.

RSM Press is a limited company with its own Board. Our Chairman is Dr John Scadding, whose distinguished career has included Medical Director of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology, among others. In addition to full-time publishing staff, the Board also includes non-executive directors with specialist expertise in publishing. RSM Press has no external shareholders, and all profits go to the Society and help to underpin its educational activities.

We currently publish 24 journals, including leading titles in their particular field such as Vascular, Acta Radiologica and Ultrasound. With three new titles for 2011.

We have recently completed a major programme of investment in our journal publishing, including:

  • Consolidation of all RSM journals onto the HighWire online platform
  • Installation of ManuscriptCentral electronic peer review system
  • Launch of the RSM Press eJournals collection
  • Back issue digitisation – for example, the complete archive of JRSM back to 1809 is now available and hosted in perpetuity by the National Library of Medicine in the USA
  • Inclusion in the Portico and LOCKSS digital archiving projects
  • Appointment of a dedicated Journals Sales Manager to sell consortia and site licenses
  • RSM Press is not only an excellent publisher of healthcare books and journals but is also part of a professional membership organisation committed to professional education and development. Unlike commercially driven publishers, our values are closely aligned with those of your own society. Equally, we have invested in our journal publishing to ensure that our effectiveness and ability to grow readership and revenues is on a par with our peers, be these not-for-profit or corporate.