Article Submissions

Have an Article Idea for NEJM Catalyst?

NEJM Catalyst welcomes submissions for original, instructive content that demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions for improving health care delivery. We publish articles and case studies along the following main themes: Care Redesign, Leadership, New Marketplace, and Patient Engagement. If you have an idea that you think would be a good fit, we’d like to hear it.

NEJM Catalyst’s peer-reviewed content accelerates health care delivery transformation among health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians. NEJM Catalyst publishes real-world examples and insightful, actionable solutions so that organizations can address urgent challenges affecting health care. Our editorial team and leadership board are committed to publishing the most innovative and scalable solutions for improving health care delivery.

You do not need to have a prepared draft in order to submit your proposal. Please indicate if your submission is in proposal/idea, outline, or draft form. Please review our article formats before filling out the submissions form. NEJM Catalyst is looking for submissions in the following formats:

Longform article: An article centered around a “big idea” in health care that deserves in-depth treatment and more space than publishers usually consider. Contains thorough exploration and analysis, examples, data, and broad implications. Word count goal: 4,000–10,000. If accepted, peer review is possible. Please note that this is a new content format within NEJM Catalyst.

Case study: Describes how you confronted a challenge — what you did to address the challenge, results to date, and what you learned that could benefit others. The goal is to present your innovation in an accessible format that offers practical applications to readers. Word count: 2,000 and below. If accepted, peer review is possible. Our case studies follow a specific format. If yours is accepted, we will send you the guidelines for guidance with your draft. Examples.

Short expert article: An article based on your experience, knowledge, or research that presents insights and inspiration on health care delivery innovation for clinical and business leaders. Word count: 2,000 and below. Examples.


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