Medical journals reach almost all physicians

Medical journals reach 96% of all physicians, making them (in print and digital formats combined) tied as the highest reach information source.

Print medical journals have more than a 90% reach among all physicians, second to only colleagues, according to the Sources & Interactions Study, September 2013: Medical/Surgical Edition. Medical journals that are accessed online currently reach about 80% of doctors. Among the 42 information sources we study, online medical journals had the 7th highest reach.

In 2008, online journals reached about 70% of physicians. According to this year’s study however, they now reach about 80%. Although it’s often suggested that print media is a dying breed, this isn’t the case at this point in time with medical journals: while online medical journal reading has increased over the last several years, print journals continue to reach about 9 in 10 physicians.

Kantar Media’s Sources & Interactions™ Studies offer a detailed examination of healthcare professionals’ online and mobile activities, e-detailing experience, and exposure to (and evaluation of) information sources including traditional and emerging media, pharma reps, CME, conventions and more. The Medical/Surgical edition, conducted every six months, reports on the media preferences and habits of more than 3,000 physicians across 22 specialties; annual studies provide similar perspective on Pharmacy, NP/PA, Eyecare, Dental, Radiology, Managed Care, and Hospital C-Suite audiences. Sources & Interactions was designed to help marketers and their agencies cost-effectively allocate resources to their overall promotional mix, and provide publishers with specific insight about where their offerings fit into physicians’ (and other healthcare professionals’) information inventory.

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