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Publishing your work as a student or resident is a great addition to your CV and helps to establish your reputation in the field. However, top-tier medical journals are highly selective and only accept a small fraction of the submissions they receive. If you are new to publishing, you may want to consider submitting your work to a journal listed below that encourages submissions from students and residents.
To learn more about the article writing process, please review the Medical Library's guide to research, writing and publishing:
Publishing Opportunities for Case Reports
Case Report Journals (Excel file)
Complete list of medical journals dedicated to publishing case reports, sortable by medical specialty, author fee requirement, and whether the journal is listed in PubMed. Updated 4/25/2019.
BMJ Case Reports
BMJ Case Reports delivers a peer-reviewed collection of cases on common and rare conditions in all disciplines. Authors are required to have a fellowship code when completing the manuscript submission form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the College of Medicine's institutional fellowship code.
Publishing Opportunities in Florida
Florida Medical Magazine
Florida Medical Magazine is a biannual publication for Florida Medical Association (FMA) members. The magazine provides articles on topics including practice management, emerging payment/practice models, legal issues, physician lifestyle and FMA advocacy.
FLAGSHIP: Medical Scholarly Proceedings
Supported by University of Central Florida College of Medicine, FLAGSHIP: Medical Scholarly Proceedings is committed to enhance the professional development of medical trainees, clinicians and medical educators by publishing state-of-the-art clinical, basic science and medical education research.
The Florida Pediatrician Journal
The Florida Pediatrician is the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The journal accepts review articles, case reports, and research articles written by students and residents.
The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
Published by Nova Southeastern University, The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice is an internationally peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the global exploration of allied health professional practice, research, and education.
PLAID: People Living with And Inspired by Diabetes
The PLAID Journal is Florida State University College of Medicine's open access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research journal focused on people living with and inspired by diabetes.
Publishing Opportunities for Students & Residents
These journals welcome submissions from students and residents. Many of these journals are student-run, and therefore, they may offer a better chance of publication.
American Medical Student Research Journal
Created by medical students, this journal is authored, reviewed, and edited by medical students working under the guidance of faculty members.
Cooper Rowan Medical Journal
CRMJ is an open-access, partially student-run, peer-reviewed journal encompassing research authored by medical students, graduate-level allied healthcare students, and residents/fellows.
DynaMed Resident Focus
The DynaMed Resident Focus consists of a brief summary of a recent article that the author finds interesting or important to clinical practice or medical education. Any resident clinician can submit a Resident Focus.
The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine
The EJBM is a student-run, faculty peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary biomedical journal. The journal accepts a wide range of scholarly material by students, residents, and faculty.
Harvard Medical Student Review
The HMSR is a student-run journal designed to provide a platform for students to contribute to important issues facing health and medicine. Scholarly articles, editorials, and original artwork are considered.
Harvard Public Health Review
HPHR invites submissions from students and faculty across academic disciplines, as well as from members of the general public that elucidate pertinent and timely public health issues within an evidence-based and health equity framework.
International Journal of Medical Students
IJMS is a peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal, created to share the research and experiences of medical students worldwide.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education
This peer-reviewed journal publishes scholarship that promotes critical inquiry to inform and engage the graduate medical education community to improve the quality of graduate medical education.
PLOS ONE is an international peer-reviewed, open-access online publication that welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline.
The BMJ incorporates student articles as part of their ‘BMJ Student’ journal section. Medical students and newly qualified doctors are invited to submit pitches for articles on issues related to medical student life, career planning, and education.