Our deadline for submissions for Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2021) is closed.
Medicine is an ever-changing and expanding field of knowledge, and scholarly research and debate is critical to that process. The Sackler Journal of Medicine (SJM) aims to provide students with a forum to contribute to this process, and to share scientific and ethical knowledge with the medical community.
An author is eligible to be considered for publication by SJM based on meeting ALL of the following criteria:
- The author(s) must be (a) current Sackler School of Medicine (SSoM) student(s) or SSoM Medical Doctor (M.D.) graduate.
- Research must have been completed before or during the author’s medical degree.
- The author(s) must send their submission to SJM by the submission deadline.
- The author(s) must follow the submission guidelines outlined in this document while formatting their manuscript.
- The author(s), including all relevant contributors (i.e. co-authors, principal investigators, lab associates, etc.) must read, sign, and submit SJM’s Publication Agreement and Consent form.
We accept submissions in the following categories:
- Original Research that cogently document original research conducted by the author(s) that is scientifically sound and ethically conscious.
- Reviews that provide a thoughtful and pithy perspective of a variety of peer-reviewed articles within a given specialty or aspect of medicine.
- Case Studies that highlight a particular patient, disease, or medical issue.
- Commentaries that reflect on personal experiences or current events in medicine, such as medical ethics controversies, medical anthropology, and health care policies.
- Editorials which include essays, interviews with medical professionals or researchers, or focus articles.
- Creative Pieces that are relevant to medicine. These submissions can include illustrations, poems, or other forms of expression.
The Sackler Journal of Medicine maintains the right to reject any submission that does not follow its criteria or that in any way has caused or causes harm.
All authors retain all rights to their works, which can be published on other platforms after publication with the Sackler Journal of Medicine.
After the author(s) have proofread their paper and followed the guidelines outlined in this document to the best of their ability, they can submit their manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org via email or sharing it on Google Drive by the submission deadline.
After submission, the manuscript is anonymized and sent through our double-blind, student-reviewed peer reviewing process. After review, the peer reviewers’ comments will be used by the Executive board to help determine the status of the submission.
If a submission is accepted, it will be sent to manuscript editors and subsequently to associate editors who will work directly with the authors to polish their submission before publication. If the submission is conditionally accepted or conditionally rejected , the author(s) will be encouraged to resubmit the submission to future SJM issues.
Before submission, here are some recommendations from SJM that could save you some time in the editing process.
- Make the submission accessible. We want readers of all calibers to be able to read the submission. Please keep the use of jargon minimal, but if a few words are central to the manuscript but are not commonly used, please take the time to define them.
- Figures and tables are worth 1,000 words. They can be pivotal in helping a reader understand and access the author’s article.
- Be concise. An author only has so many words and a reader only has so much brain power. Do not undermine your work with round-about ways of saying things. Say what you mean.
- Be aware of your use of passive and active voice. When used in a balance, they can truly help the reader more easily follow the author’s line of logic.