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How We Plan Topics

The prevention and treatment of infection by bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses is one of modern medicine's greatest accomplishments. However, these microbes undergo constant evolution, and increasingly show signs of developed resistances that can overwhelm traditional medication. Understanding these adaptations and discovering new antimicrobial drugs is essential to stave off this threat to global health and development.

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:

  • March 2023: Fluids (submission deadline: October 1st, 2022- Extended to November 1st, 2022)
  • June 2023: Climate Change and Environmental Health (submission deadline: February 15th, 2023)
  • September 2023: Big Data (submission deadline: March 1st, 2023)

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

Morgan Vanderwall and Madison Strine

Editors picks for the current issue:

Past Issues

2022 Issues

The prevention and treatment of infection by bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses is one of modern medicine's greatest accomplishments. However, these microbes undergo constant evolution, and increasingly show signs of developed resistances that can overwhelm traditional medication. Understanding these adaptations and discovering new antimicrobial drugs is essential to stave off this threat to global health and development.
Antimicrobial Resistance - December 2022

The field of Bioethics rests on four pillars: patient autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and social justice. In this cover, a figure wielding a staff resembling the rod of Asclepius stands at a compass, which points towards architecture representing these four values. Caption and original cover design by Peter Harris.

Bioethics - September 2022
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

2021 Issues

Rare Disease - December 2021
Health Equity - September 2021
Zoonotic Disease - June 2021
Preventive Medicine - March 2021

2020 Issues

2019 Issues

Death - December 2019
Organelles - September 2019
Clocks and Cycles - June 2019
Attention Science - March 2019

2018 Issues

2017 Issues

Gene Editing - December 2017

Comparative Medicine - September 2017
Drug Development - March 2017

2016 Issues

Epigenetics - December 2016
The Microbiome - September 2016
The Aging Brain - March 2016

2015 Issues