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Welcome to the website for the Michigan Journal of Medicine, commonly known as MJM. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email current editor-in-chief, Morgan Penny, and executive editor, Itai Palmon, at editorinchief.MJM@umich.edu with any questions, and remember to follow us on Twitter @MichJMed!
The Michigan Journal of Medicine focuses on publishing original research, reviews, perspective pieces 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. Refer to submission guidelines below, and submit separate documents for each of the bullet points under each article type. Submissions are routed to reviewer and editorial teams prior to final reviews by the editors-in-chief. Authors whose manuscripts are still under review will receive periodic notifications by the journal’s managing editor informing them as such. Additionally, authors should anticipate receiving a decision on their submissions within 8 - 12 weeks. These decisions will be communicated to the authors via the managing editor to maintain a blinded process. All authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships and activities that might bias or be seen to bias their work. The authors will be required to fill out the ICMJE Disclosure Form at the time of initial submission and update the form at the time of publication if there are any changes. Examples of COI include, but are not limited to: employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony. Failure to report these relationships or activities on the disclosure form is a form of misconduct. All reported COI will be published with the article.
Original Research: a report of an original study that has been performed by the authors. This can include clinical, translational, or basic science research.
Review Article: an article that analyzes and/or summarizes prior primary research articles on a given subject matter.
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.
A short letter addressing a topic in medicine.
Title should tell the reader about the subjects and the setting in addition to one or two of the following (if applicable): Methods, Results, Conclusions, or Name of study or data set
The body of your submitted manuscript, if published, would be in the following font: ACaslon. This font, used by MJM’s typsetter for the final PDF design template, is unable to be changed. Thus, to match your figures/graphs/tables to your manuscript, we recommend using ACaslon when creating your figures/graphs/tables.
While the ACaslon font may not be available through Google Fonts, it is available through Adobe Fonts. As a University of Michigan Medical School student, you have free access to the Adobe Creative Suite through the university. Here's the information to set up Adobe on your computer, and here's the page where you can “activate” ACaslon through Adobe Fonts. Once the font is activated, it will be available in any Adobe software (like Illustrator or Photoshop) as well as other desktop applications like Word.
Articles with frequent, overt grammatical errors, or those which have not followed submission guidelines will not be reviewed and will be automatically advised to resubmit with revisions to protect the time and energy of fellow medical students reviewing these submissions.
Human Subjects Research: Manuscripts reporting data from research utilizing human subjects must include a statement in the Methods section stating that the study received ethical approval, reporting the name of the board and institution that approved the study protocol with the IRBMED number where applicable, and stating that informed consent was obtained from each patient.
Animal Research: Manuscripts reporting data from experiments using animals must include a statement in the Methods section stating that study protocols comply with the institution's guidelines, reporting the name of the board and institution that approved the study protocol, and the protocol number.Peer Review
This journal uses a double-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.Licences
Michigan Journal of Medicine allows the following licences for submission:
The Michigan Journal of Medicine currently does not charge any fees for submission.Publication Cycle
The MJM currently publishes an annual issue.Sections