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Aims & Scope

High Altitude Medicine & Biology is the only peer-reviewed journal covering the medical and biological issues that impact human life at high altitudes. The Journal delivers critical findings on the impact of high altitude on lung and heart disease, appetite and weight loss, pulmonary and cerebral edema, hypertension, dehydration, infertility, and other diseases. It covers the full spectrum of high altitude life sciences from pathology to human and animal ecology.

High Altitude Medicine & Biology coverage includes:

  • Hypoxia
  • Physiology
  • Pulmonology and cardiology
  • Comparative and evolutionary biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anthropology
  • Pathogenesis

High Altitude Medicine & Biology is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Erik R. Swenson, MD, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; Associate Editors Hermann Brugger, MD; Andrew M. Luks, MD; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Clinicians, cell biologists, physiologists, evolutionary biologists, environmental medicine specialists, respiratory and pulmonology specialists, among others


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index®
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Focus On: Sports Science & Medicine
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Scopus
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • ProQuest databases
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of:

International Society for Mountain Medicine
International Society for Mountain Medicine

Members of the society can access the e-journal via the "Members Only" section of the society website.