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Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM) was founded in 1928 under the initiative of Dean of the Medical School as a place for Yale medical students to publish their original research. The journal became a training ground for medical students, later graduate students, and faculty to familiarize themselves with the inner workings of a scientific journal.

YJBM is an internationally-distributed, rigorously peer-reviewed and PubMed-indexed journal that has a long history of publishing landmark articles including pieces from philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and physicians such as Harvey Cushing, Ernst Cassirer, Rene Dubos, Edward Kennedy, Donald Seldin, Franklin Epstein, Jack Strominger, Dorothy Horstmann, Ira Mellman, John R. Paul, and Albert Sabin.

YJBM is an open-access journal dedicated to the publication of original research articles, scientific reviews, articles on medical history, personal perspectives on medicine, educational scholarship, policy analyses, case reports, and symposia related to biology and medicine. The journal is published quarterly and aims to publish articles of interest to both physicians and scientists. Its Editorial Board is composed of a unique mix of medical students, nursing students, PA students, and graduate students from nearly all of the tracks in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Each September, YJBM publishes the abstracts of award-winning Yale medical student theses. The journal strongly encourages medical students who are doing research to consider submitting review articles or original research, with the permission of or in collaboration with their faculty advisors. To learn more about the journal or to submit a manuscript please visit its website.