About

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a PubMed-indexed, open access, quarterly journal edited by graduate, medical, 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, publish significant case reviews, and provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine. The YJBM has been in continuous publication since its first issue published in October 1928 and is the oldest medical student publication still in print. Originally printing only manuscripts from within Yale, the YJBM has since expanded its authorship and now publishes manuscripts from authors both within and outside of Yale. For more information on the history of YJBM, please see the YJBM History section

The YJBM has a current Scopus CiteScore of 2.21 for the year 2017. To calculate this score, Scopus compiles the number of citations received in 2017 to documents published in 2014-2016, and divides this by the number of documents of all types published by the journal in 2014-2016. We have applied to be reviewed by Thomson Reuters for Journal Impact Factor rankings, but have not yet been assigned an Impact Factor. 

In addition to the quarterly publication of its issues, YJBM also hosts a colloquium series at Yale and a podcast series. The quarterly colloquium series began in 2013 to run in parallel with each issue. For more information, please see the YJBM Colloquium Series section. In September of 2016, YJBM launched the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast series. After the publication of an issue, we publish two podcast episodes describing the past, present, and future that issue’s focus topic. Included are interviews with a Yale faculty member and with the Deputy Editors who worked on the issue. For more information, please see the YJBM Podcast section

We welcome high-quality submissions that may be of interest to biological and medical communities. For information on how to submit a manuscript for publication, please see the For Authors section

YJBM is available on PubMed Central and is an open-access publication. All publication costs are covered by the journal.