ACLM Publication Information

If you are an ACLM member, you should receive each of these publications in the mail as indicated below. If you are not an ACLM member and you are interested in subscribing to any of the following, please contact the ACLM office at 847-969-0283 or email us at

Legal Medicine Perspectives
Legal Medicine Perspectives is a bi-monthly review of medical legal developments, including summaries of prominent cases and discussions of recent statutes. "Notes from the President" is a brief capsule of news and current events about the College and is included as an insert in the pages of Legal Medicine Perspectives. Legal Medicine Perpectives is available to non-ACLM members for $50 a year. Gift subscriptions for ACLM members are available for $50.00 a year. Click here to complete the subscription order form!

Journal of Legal Medicine
The Journal of Legal Medicine is a scholarly journal published quarterly, offering in-depth discussion of topics of interest in legal medicine, health law and policy, professional liability, hospital law, food and drug law, medical legal research and education, and a broad range of related topics. Institutional subscriptions are available for $299 a year. Personal subscriptions are available for $160 a year. Click here to subscribe!

Legal Medicine Q&A
Legal Medicine Q&A is a bi-monthly publication addressing day to day medical legal concerns of the practicing physician. Information is provided in a practical, question and answer format, with a view toward providing clinically relevant medical legal insights to the reader. Legal Medicine Q&A is available to non-ACLM members for $30 a year (6 issues) or $50 for 2 years (12 issues). Click here to complete the subscription order form!

Legal Medicine Textbook
Legal Medicine, 7th Edition
By American College of Legal Medicine
768 pages with 50 illustrations
Trim size 8 5/16 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2007

Regarded as the citable treatise in the field, the 7th Edition of Legal Medicine explores and illustrates the legal implications of medical practice and the special legal issues arising from managed care. Edited by the American College of Legal Medicine Textbook Committee, it features comprehensive discussions on a myriad of legal issues that health care professionals face every day. Substantially revised and expanded and written in a plain manner, this New Edition includes 20 brand-new chapters that address the hottest topics in the field today. Will also serve as the syllabus for the Board Review Course of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM). For more information about Legal Medicine, click here.

The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook
By American College of Legal Medicine
Approx. 548 pages with approx. 150 illustrations
Trim size 6 X 9 in
Copyright 2007

Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities. Click here for more information and to make your purchase.

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal -- Medical-Legal Studies eJournal, sponsored by the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law.

Editor: Marshall B. Kapp, Director, Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law

Sponsor: The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law,, is a joint effort of the Florida State University College of Medicine and College of Law. The mission of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law is to identify and facilitate (through education, the conduct and dissemination of scholarship, and performance of service activities) opportunities for members of the medical and legal professions, working together and with others, to foster improvements in the quality of life enjoyed by individuals and to promote public health in Florida, the United States, and globally.

Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts relating to the interplay of medicine and law, with particular attention to actual and potential interaction between the medical and legal professions. This eJournal distributes contributions that identify and analyze the legal, social, economic, and psychological aspects of contemporary issues on which there may be tension between physicians (and other health care providers) and attorneys. This eJournal also is interested in discussion of issues presenting opportunities for positive collaboration between the medical and legal professions. Representative topics might include: health care reform; the availability, affordability, and quality of health care; patient safety; legal services to medical patients; end-of-life medical care; and the medical malpractice system and alternative dispute resolution proposals.

Individual subscriptions to this eJournal will be free during the start-up period, ending May 2011. You can subscribe to the eJournal by clicking on the "subscribe" link listed above.

You can change your journal subscriptions by logging into SSRN User HQ. If you have questions or problems with this process, please email or call 877-SSRNHelp (877.777.6435 or 585.442.8170). Outside of the United States, call 00+1+585+4428170.

SSRN's searchable electronic library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 284,100 papers, more than 135,500 authors, and full text for more than 235,700 papers. The eLibrary can be accessed at

SSRN supports open access by allowing authors to upload papers to the eLibrary for free through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at, and by providing free downloading of those papers.

Downloads from the SSRN eLibrary in the past 12 months total more than 8.4 million, with more than 36.5 million downloads since inception. Downloads are currently running at a rate of 10.3 million per year.

Searching on an individual's name in the author field on our search page at provides the best single professional directory of scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Complete contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information, is available there.

SSRN's objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.

The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) also distributes other subject matter abstracting eJournals. You can subscribe to these eJournals through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at