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About the EME journal


Professor David Crossman

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) was launched in 2014 and is indexed by NHS Evidence, Europe PMC and NCBI Bookshelf. 


Evaluations of new treatments, including those intended to prevent disease, covering:

  • therapeutics (small molecule and biologic)
  • psychological interventions
  • public health
  • diagnostics
  • medical devices

Publication criteria

Reports are published in the journal if

  1. they have resulted from work for the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, and
  2. they are of a sufficiently high scientific quality as assessed by the external reviewers and journal editors.


The EME Programme funds research to evaluate new treatments, including ones intended to prevent disease, covering: therapeutics (small molecule and biologic); psychological interventions; public health; diagnostics and medical devices. View EME research projects.  

The Programme sits between and works closely with the Medical Research Council's (MRC) Experimental Medicine schemes and the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.

For further information on the EME Programme and its remit, please visit the programme pages on the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies (NETS) website.  Research projects currently in progress can be viewed here.