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Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM)

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:

  • September 2021: Health Equity (submission deadline: March 1st, 2021)
  • December 2021: Rare Disease (submission deadline: June 1st, 2021)
  • March 2022: Science of Stress (submission deadline: September 1st, 2021)
  • June 2022: Vaccines (submission deadline: December 1st, 2021)

YJBM June 2021: Focus: Zoonotic Disease

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

Read the new issue here on PubMed Central

Deputy Editors
Kavita Israni-Winger and Devon Wasche


Editors picks for the current issue:

Prevalence and Diversity of the Streptobacillus Rat-bite Fever Agent, in Three Invasive, Commensal Rattus Species from South Africa
Rolanda S. Julius, Helene Brettschneider, Christian T. Chimimba, Armanda D.S. Bastos

Epidemiological Investigation of Bovine Brucellosis in Indigenous Cattle Herds in Kasulu District of Tanzania
Emanuel S. Swai, Adeline J. Mkumbukwa, Sabinus L. Chaula, Baltazary G. Leba

Rabies in Costa Rica – Next Steps Towards Controlling Bat-Borne Rabies After its Elimination in Dogs
Bernal León, Silvia Fallas González, Lisa Miranda Solís, Manuel Ramírez-Cardoce, Andres Moreira-Soto, Juan M. Cordero-Solórzano, Sabine Elisabeth Hutter, Rocío González-Barrientos, Charles E. Rupprecht

About the Cover Image for Volume 94, Issue 2

As the human population continues to grow and occupy a greater proportion of the Earth, the health of animals and humans are becoming more intertwined. This poses a risk not only to livestock and the livelihood of farmers, but also to all humans globally in the form of emerging diseases. This can be evidenced in the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This cover intends to demonstrate the connection between human and animal fitness, calling for a greater consideration of zoonotic diseases and their impact on human health. Original cover design by Peter Harris.

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