ISSN Print    : 1444-1683

ISSN Online : 1447-056x


Asia Pacific Family Medicine (APFM) is a journal with a focus on the needs of individual research communities across all spheres of family medicine, scientific medicine and public health. The journal was established by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

Editorial decisions will be made on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

The journal was previously published by Biomedcentral (BMC) and all archives up to December 2018 can be accessed via this link: From June 2019, APFMJ will be published under the Universitas Gadjah Mada online journal system: All APFMJ policies and guides for authors and reviewers remain the same, except that now we apply FREE Article Processing for the accepted manuscript.

For information on how to submit your manuscripts to this journal, and for online submission please follow this link: 

Online Submission

Any further queries should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Yousuke Takemura, at

The WONCA APR is now handling the journal


The WONCA APR is now handling the journal.

The journal will be open by the next WONCA WORLD Conference in 2021. So any authors in which their manuscript has not been reviewed please consider to retrieve.

We are very sorry for this inconvenient.

Announcement Asia Pacific Family Medicine (APFM) Journal:


To whom it may concern. 


Regarding the review process of the journal management, starting from the 1st of June 2020 until further information, the APFM Journal can not process any new submissions. 

Submissions which already accepted will be published for Vol 18. No 2 the year 2020. And each author will be notified via individual email.

Submissions afterward, each author also will be notified via individual email.


Any questions please refer to:

Mora Claramita

Editorial Board APFM Journal


We are very sorry for this inconvenient,


Best regards,

APFM Journal

Vol 18 No 2 (2019): Asia Pacific Family Medicine

Published: 2020-09-14

Heckerling’s criteria to distinguish community-acquired pneumonia in a Japanese primary care setting: observational Study

Naoto Ishimaru, Satoshi Suzuki, Toshio Shimokawa3, Yusaku Akashi, Yuto Takeuchi, Atsuo Ueda, Saori Kinami, Hiromichi Suzuki, Yasuharu Tokuda, Tetsuhiro Maeno

Do family medicine clerkships complement clerkships at teaching hospitals in Japanese undergraduate medical education?: An observational study

Koki Nakamura, Satoshi Kanke, Goro Hoshi, Yoshihiro Toyoda, Kazutaka Yoshida, Toshiharu Kitamura, Ryuki Kassai
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