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Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM)

YJBM COVID-19 Statement

YJBM will not be accepting COVID-19 related research at this time. It is critical for COVID-19-related research to be published and freely available as quickly as possible. Due to editorial constraints, including our volunteer editorial staff and existing quarterly issue schedule, we do not feel that we can publish COVID-19 research with the necessary urgency. Therefore, we would encourage prospective authors to submit their research to another journal that would be able to fast-track its publication.

YJBM is honored by the authors that consider publishing with us, and we hope to work with you in the future. Our full list of upcoming issues is on our website. In particular, our issue on Zoonotic Diseases (submission deadline: December 1st, 2020) will be published June 2021. If you would be interested in writing a manuscript for one of YJBM's future issues, please contact

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a PubMed-indexed, open access, quarterly journal edited by Yale medical, graduate, and professional students and peer reviewed by an extensive network of experts in the fields of biology and medicine. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.

To all interested authors: Starting in June 2015, YJBM began devoting entire issues to its focus topics. This means that all manuscripts in an issue will be related to the focus topic. As a result, we will not be considering off-topic manuscripts. Please keep an eye out for our future focus topics, and thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming focus topics:

  • March 2021: Preventive Medicine (submission deadline: September 1st, 2020, extended to October 1st, 2020)
  • June 2021: Zoonotic Disease (submission deadline: December 1st, 2020)
  • September 2021: Health Equity (submission deadline: March 1st, 2021)
  • December 2021: Rare Disease (submission deadline: June 1st, 2021)

YJBM December 2020: Focus: Allergic Diseases and Type II Immunity

Original cover design by Peter Harris. Caption by Maia Baskerville and Chigoziri Konkwo. Deputy Editors: Maia Baskerville and Chigoziri Konkwo.

Read the new issue here on PubMed Central

Deputy Editors
Maia Baskerville, Chigoziri Konkwo

Editors picks for the current issue:

Model of Walnut Allergy in CC027/GeniUnc Mice Recapitulates Key Features of Human Disease
Johanna M. Smeekens, Kelly A. Orgel, Janelle Kesselring, Ken Bagley, Michael D. Kulis

Early Adoption of Dupilumab in the Medicare Population in 2017
Shayan Cheraghlou, Jeffrey M. Cohen

Allergy Prevention: An Overview of Current Evidence
Candice Royal, Claudia Gray

Food Allergy: Searching for the Modern Environmental Culprit
Anna S. Eisenstein, Brandon Hilliard, Sophia Silwal, Andrew Wang

About the Cover Image for Volume 93, Issue 5

The rising incidence of allergic diseases across the globe has turned many seemingly innocuous components of our environment into potential life-threatening health risks. The cover depicts a peanut, with the shadow of the ever-present health risk which lurks for those who live with this allergy. Original cover design by Peter Harris.

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YJBM Co-Editors-in-Chief:
Kelsie Cassell
Wei Ng