Dublin Journal of Medical and Chemical Science

1832 – 1835     Robert John Kane

The name was changed to the Dublin Journal of Medical Science in 1836 under the editorship of RJ Graves, W Stokes and WH Porter

Dublin Journal of Medical Science

1842 – 1845     Robert James Graves, William Stokes and William Henry Porter were co-editors
1842 – 1845     John Hamilton and Robert Lee MacDonnell were co-editors

Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

1845 – 1849     William Wilde.

And in 1846 under the editorship of William Wilde the name was changed to the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science, it remained this name from 1846 to 1871.

1849 – 1861     John Moore Neligan
1863 – 1868     George Hugh Kidd
1868 – 1874      James Little

In 1872 it reverted to monthly publications as the Dublin Journal of Medical Science (Editors James Little and William Moore)

1874 – 1919     John William Moore (with the assistance of Thomas Gillman Moorhead who was appointed co-editor in 1907)

In March 1922 it was renamed the Irish Journal of Medical Science

1920 – 1925     Arnold Kirkpatrick Henry
1925 – 1962     William Doolin

During its long life from 1872 to 1926 its references were chiefly by volume and numbered issues and though not regularly indicated it included the 3rd series, the 4th series, comprising eleven annual volumes and a 5th series of four volumes from 1922-1923 to 1925. The 6th series dates from 1926. No reason for changing from one series to another was evident and it was not due to change of editorship.


1962_1970     Charles Dickson

1970_1972     R.A. Q. O’Meara

1972_1981     Robert P Towers

1981_1989     John F. Murphy

1990_1999    Thomas F. Gorey

2000_2004  Thomas N Walsh

2005_2011  David J Bouchier-Hayes

2011_2016   James FX Jones

2016_            William Tormey

Professor David J Bouchier-Hayes, RAMI Fellow for many years sadly passed away on the 29th October 2019.  He was President of RAMI for two years 2003 – 2005 and then took on the role of Editor of the Irish Journal of Medical Science. 

He will be sadly missed by his family, colleagues and friends. R.I.P.  

Current Contents : In May of 1969, it was announced that the American Institute for Scientific Information had written, following the recommendation of the Editorial Advisory Board, that the Irish Journal of Medical Science had been selected for coverage in Current Contents, Life Sciences and that, in addition they would like to cover the Journal in Science Citation Index.  In 1975 arrangements were made for the journal to be reproduced in microfilm by University Microfilms Limited.

The journal changed its size to A4 in 1987 and it adopted the Vancouver system of referencing.