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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:

  • Summer 2020: Medical Education (submission deadline)
  • September 2020: Sex & Reproduction (submission deadline: March 1st, 2020)
  • December 2020: Allergic Diseases and Type 2 Immunity (submission deadline: June 1st, 2020, extended to July 1st, 2020)
  • March 2021: Preventive Medicine (submission deadline: September 1st, 2020)
  • June 2021: Zoonotic Disease (submission deadline: December 1st, 2020)
  • September 2021: Rare Disease (submission deadline: March 1st, 2021)

Editor's Picks from the Current Issue

Original cover design by Peter Harris. Caption by Nathaniel Bachtel and Kavita Israni-Winger. Deputy Editors: Nathaniel Bachtel and Kavita Israni-Winger.

About the Cover Image for Volume 93, Issue 2

Many of our most-successful medications have originated from studies of traditionally-used medicinal plants. Our cover of this issue pays homage to this idea by having pill-caps growing from a lily stamen and the label for a pill bottle printed on a petal in the background. By better understanding and discussing plant-based compounds, we hope to encourage the growth of novel therapies that will impact patients clinically. Original cover design by Peter Harris.

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YJBM Co-Editors-in-Chief:
Amelia Hallworth
Wei Ng