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Various methods of inoculation, variolation, and immunization have been used for hundreds of years as a proven prevention of serious illness. Today, vaccination is one of our best tools in the suppression and eradication of many diseases; most notably and recently, illness caused by the COVID-19 virus. Caption and original cover design by Peter Harris.

Our focus on special topics for each issue attracts high quality reviews and research articles and provides a broader readership than smaller specialty journals. Since implementing this format in 2015, our readership, impact and quality have increased substantially and continue to grow. In particular, each focus topic is suggested by and voted upon by the YJBM Editorial Board. As such, the topics chosen are those that we, as graduate, medical, and professional students, find to be the most exciting and impactful.

We decide on focus topics thirteen months before the publication of the issue and accept manuscripts on the focus topic up to three months before the publication of the issue (depending on the type of submission).

Upcoming focus topics:

  • September 2022: Bioethics (submission deadline: March 1st, 2022)
  • December 2022: Antimicrobial Resistance (submission deadline: June 1st, 2022)
  • March 2023: Fluids (submission deadline: October 1st, 2022)
  • June 2023: Climate Change and Environmental Health (submission deadline December 1st, 2022)

To find out more information as to how to submit a manuscript to the YJBM, please visit the Types of Articles Published and Manuscript Submission Guidelines pages.


Deputy Editors

Ngozi Damilola Akingbesote and Elaine M. Louden

Editors picks for the current issue:

2022 Issues

Various methods of inoculation, variolation, and immunization have been used for hundreds of years as a proven prevention of serious illness. Today, vaccination is one of our best tools in the suppression and eradication of many diseases; most notably and recently, illness caused by the COVID-19 virus. Caption and original cover design by Peter Harris.
Vaccines – June 2022