Approach to Publish Medical Literature- A Guide for Students in the Field of Healthcare
Correspondence Address :
Dr. Alhad Mulkalwar,
Intern, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Acharya Donde Marg, Parel East, Parel, Mumbai-400012,
Significant contributions have been made to the field of medical science by numerous students in the formative stages of their career. While medical research was earlier an exclusive domain of residents and senior doctors, we are now witnessing a positive trend of increasingly more number of undergraduate students indulging in research projects and today, research has become an integral and indispensable component of medical education. While undertaking research activities, it is imperative for young researchers to understand the importance of publishing quality data in journals of repute, without compromising on any aspect of the process.
Indexing, Impact factor, Journal, Research
• Students@nmji (6): Opinion articles, experience as an undergraduate medical student, interviews with eminent personalities, critical analyses of diseases in popular culture and letters to the editor. The manuscripts we received covered a wide array of topics, ranging from the importance of quizzes in improving medical education to substance use.
• Student’s corner (7): Short narratives of real life experiences in the medical field during student life or residency with a clear informative, educative, or enlightening message.
• Creative space and student’s corner (8): Commentaries, discussions, reflections, short stories and poems by students of any discipline on topics on themes linked with the journal’s core areas of interest-bioethics, healthcare ethics and humanities.
• Experiences (9): Noteworthy experiences of medical students in the areas of academic, social outreach, student exchanges, research and others.
• A piece of my mind (10): Personal vignettes (eg: exploring the dynamics of the patient-physician relationship) taken from wide-ranging experiences in medicine; occasional pieces express views and opinions on the myriad issues that affect the healthcare profession.
• Life (11): Feature that looks at a topical or controversial issue in studying or practising medicine from multiple angles and explains what students need to know, or explains how to make the most of a clinical placement or another part of medical school. Authors should interview and quote key people involved, such as first hand witnesses or experts from organisations linked to the topic. Life articles should have a practical takeaway where possible.
• Student’s corner (12): Short essays and view points by students and trainees in the health professions on all aspects of medical education, but in particular suggestions on how to improve medical education, and suggestions for new technologies, applications and approaches.
• Speaking for myself (6): A personal viewpoint on any aspect of healthcare in India. This provides a forum for airing individual views on different facets of debatable and topical subjects in healthcare.
• Opinion (11): Articles focusing on a single strong, novel, and well argued point. They are often topical, insightful, and attention grabbing. Make sure that what you write is fair and based on verifiable facts.
• Looking back (7): Historical account of a stream of medicine or an institution or department that has made significant contribution to medicine, medical education, medical research or bio-ethics.
• The arts and medicine (10): Essays that demonstrate the relevance of the arts to the science and practice of medicine.
Date of Submission: Aug 11, 2021
Date of Peer Review: Nov 02, 2021
Date of Acceptance: Nov 18, 2021
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2022
• Financial or Other Competing Interests: None
• Was Ethics Committee Approval obtained for this study? NA
• Was informed consent obtained from the subjects involved in the study? NA
• For any images presented appropriate consent has been obtained from the subjects. NA
PLAGIARISM CHECKING METHODS:
• Plagiarism X-checker: Aug 17, 2021
• Manual Googling: Nov 08, 2021
• iThenticate Software: Dec 20, 2021 (14%)
ETYMOLOGY: Author Origin
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science, thomsonreuters)
- Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 134.54
- Academic Search Complete Database
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Google Scholar
- HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
- Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
- Journal seek Database
- Popline (reproductive health literature)