Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Academic Research

Research articles report student-driven research projects and succinctly describe findings in a manner

appropriate for a general medical audience. The articles should place findings within the context of

current literature in their respective disciplines.

Editors
  • Academic Research Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case and Elective Reports

This section is dedicated to writing about clinical encounters with specific patients and working as a medical student intern in a variety of clinical and community settings.

 

There are two main types of submissions.

 

Case Reports describe notable clinical encounters with patients or in a public health setting. The case should provide a relevant teaching point for medical students. The article should introduce

the case, give a history of the presenting problem and relevant signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and provide a discussion of potential treatment possibilities before arriving at a definitive diagnosis. Following the diagnosis should be a brief review of the pathophysiology of the condition and aspects of its presentation and history.

 

Elective Reports aim to increase student exposure to a variety of medical specialties and training opportunities both locally and internationally. Reports give a description of the scope of

practice of a specific medical specialty and/or training program, and recall the student’s impressions and reflections during and upon completion of the elective.

 

Editors
  • Case and Elective Reports Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

The purpose of this section is to discuss academic literature and current biomedical research.

 

Reviews provide an overview of a body of scientific work or medical trend from leaders in the field.

Editors
  • Reviews Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentaries

The aim of this section is to provide a platform for intellectual dialogue on topics relevant to the study

and practice of medicine.

 

The types of articles accepted in this section are diverse and include, but are not limited to, editorials, commentaries, current developments and book reports.

 

 

Editors
  • Commentaries Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Global Health

Editors
  • Global Health Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

News and Letters

Editors
  • News and Letters Editor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Feature Articles

Editors
  • News and Letters Editor
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Careers

Editors
  • News and Letters Editor
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

 

 

Publication Frequency

The UBCMJ is published biannually, in September and March of each academic year. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...