The Journal of Internal Medicine with its International Advisory Board has developed into a highly successful journal since it was first published in its revised form in 1989. The Journal publishes original clinical work within internal medicine and its sub-specialties, in addition to work from adjacent fields. It features original articles, case reports, review articles, together with an Editorial in every issue, commenting upon current topical problems. Two special lines of information carried by the Journal are the ""Minisymposium"" and the ""Frontiers in Medicine"" series. The former consists of four to five articles analyzing an actual problem from various angles; and the latter of one longer article of a review character.