Submissions

We are currently accepting article submissions! SUBMIT HERE

The UBC Medical Journal is now accepting high-quality submissions for the Fall 2017 issue. The theme of the issue is Precision Medicine – from fundamentals to practice, pharmacogenomics to the microbiome and companion diagnostics; this UBCMJ issue aims to explore the challenges and opportunities of this exciting field. We also aim to identify areas of health care that could benefit from these advances. Overall, this field of research is becoming increasingly relevant for medical students and physicians alike; the future of clinical practice rests upon providing high-quality patient-centred care, and medicine that is truly personalized will sit at the heart of it.

Submissions may fall into one of the following categories: Academic Research, Reviews, Commentaries, News and Letters, & Case and Elective Reports. We also accept submissions that do not fall into this theme. The submission deadline of our Fall 2017 issue is March 11, 2017. Submissions can be made via our online submission system here.

To encourage and recognize high-quality writing, the UBCMJ Distinguished Writing Award, including a $250 honorarium, will be presented to the authors of the strongest article submitted in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues.

Before you submit…

Please review these steps to ensure a smooth and timely submission process.

  1. Carefully review our Guide to Authors (PDF) and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein.
  2. Carefully review our Copyright and Consent Form (PDF), Patient Consent to Publication Form (PDF), Author Confirmation of Patient Consent Form (PDF), and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein. Patient consent is not to be sent to the journal, but must be retained by the authors. You do, however, need to submit the signed confirmation of consent form through OJS.
  3. If you are submitting photographs to UBCMJ, carefully review our Photo Release Form (PDF) and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein.
  4. Review and complete the conflicts of interest disclosure form: COI Disclosure Form (from ICJME) and ensure that all authors of your submission have thoroughly met the disclosure requirements presented therein. *Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view/edit*
    Please add completed forms directly to OJS as supplemental documents.

Do not hesitate to contact the managing editor at managing.editor@ubcmj.com if you have any submissions-related inquiries.