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How We Plan Topics

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:

  • June 2021: Zoonotic Disease (submission deadline: December 1st, 2020)
  • 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)

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.

Editors Picks from the Current Issue

Read the new issue here on PubMed Central

Deputy Editors
Faith Crittenden and Calvin Fang


Editors picks for the current issue:

Undiagnosed Hypertension and Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes among Overweight and Obese Marshallese Participants in a Diabetes Prevention Program
Pearl A. McElfish, Aaron J. Scott, Harish E. Chatrathi, Brett Rowland, Christopher R. Long, Nirav Nagarsheth, Mikaila Calcagni, Jay Patolia, Lauren K. Haggard-Duff, James P. Selig

Assessing the Social Influences, Self-Esteem, and Stress of High School Students Who Vape
Vedika Jha, Alan Kraguljac

2021 Issues

Preventive Medicine - March 2021