Michigan Journal of Medicine Submission

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About Michigan Journal of Medicine

The Michigan Journal of Medicine (MJM) is a peer-reviewed, student led forum to bring high quality scientific and clinical research generated by the members of the University of Michigan to the scientific community at large. Students occupy all editorial leadership roles for the journal and supply all content. The journal editorial work is conducted under the guidance of world-class faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Focus and Scope for Michigan Journal of Medicine

The Michigan Journal of Medicine focuses on publishing original research, reviews, perspective and brief communication articles created by graduate students at the University of Michigan.

Submission Checklist

Thank you for submitting to MJM! Before submitting, please ensure that at least one of the authors of your work is a graduate or professional student at the University of Michigan. Please refer to submission guidelines below and verify that your work meets these criteria.

Please submit separate documents for each of the below bullet points.

Original Research

A report of an original study that has been performed by the authors. This can include clinical, translational, or basic science research.

  • Title Page, including authors names, roles, and attestation that one of the authors is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. 
  • De-Identified Abstract <350 Words (include appropriate subdivisions: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion)
  • De-identified Manuscript Body <1500 words. Please include an appropriately labeled sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References. References should be in AMA format.
  • Disclosures document
  • Tables with appropriate titles and captions
  • Figures with appropriate titles and captions

Review Articles

An article that analyzes and/or summarizes prior primary research articles on a given subject matter.

  • Title Page, including authors names, roles, and attestation that one of the authors is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. 
  • De-Identified Abstract <350 Words (include appropriate subdivisions: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion)
  • De-identified Manuscript Body <1500 words. Please include an appropriately labeled sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References. References should be in AMA format.
  • Disclosures document
  • Tables with appropriate titles and captions
  • Figures with appropriate titles and captions

Perspective Pieces

An article that addresses any topic relating to medicine that can offer a unique viewpoint on a particular subject. These can be essays, personal vignettes, or opinion pieces. 

  • Title Page, including authors names, roles, and attestation that one of the authors is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. 
  • De-identified Manuscript Body <1200 words. If references are present, do not exceed 7 references. References should be in AMA format.
  • Disclosures document
  • Tables with appropriate titles and captions
  • Figures with appropriate titles and captions

Brief Communications

A short letter addressing a topic in medicine

  • Title Page, including authors names, roles, and attestation that one of the authors is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. 
  • De-identified Manuscript Body <750 words. If references are present, do not exceed 7 references. References should be in AMA format.
  • Disclosures document

Style Guide

  • Spell out acronyms at first use.
  • Headings are either bold or italic: followstyle for heading titles in abstract and text.
  • Avoid “elderly” and use “older” instead; e.g.) aged 1 to 99 years or 1 to 99 years of age (not “old”);1-to-99 age group; use dashes only in parentheses or in tables.

  • No italics for integers.

  • Capitalize prepositions 4 characters or longer inheadings and titles.

  • Data is plural.

  • Use (1), (2), … for series list within running text.

  • Use (1,2) for two consecutive numbers in superscript/note callouts, but en dashes for sequences of three or more (3–5).

  • Okay to use comma (rather than space) in digits greater than four numbers: 15,000 but 5000

  • Distinguish between which vs. that

  • No periods for et al, eg, ie, vs, etc

Licences

Michigan Journal of Medicine allows the following licences for submission:

  • Copyright - More Information  
    © the author(s). All rights reserved.
  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-ND 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-SA 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

The Michigan Journal of Medicine currently does not charge any fees for submission

Peer Review

This journal operates a blinded peer review process. On submission, your work will be assigned a review team who will compile feedback and a suggested decision for your manuscript. Following initial review, your work will be reviewed by an Editor-in-Chief who will issue a final decision on your manuscript. If revisions are required, authors will be given 6 weeks for to revise and resubmit.

Publication Cycle

The Michigan Journal of Medicine currently publishes an annual issue. 

Sections

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