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Goals: Serve as the primary literary body responsible for written distribution of information throughout the SNMA via the Journal of the Student National Medical Association as well as other official SNMA web-based and print publications in order to highlight the scholarly work of our members and increase awareness throughout the SNMA.

Enjoy reading/writing? Got interviewing skills? Want to bring stories to life? Can you edit videos/articles? Got creative ideas to bolster SNMA's social media presence? Want to critique journal submissions?

Then you've come to the right place! We have several, creative projects to suit the unique talents and interests of our members, including the SNMA Pulse, Your Story Matters, Residency Guide, and JSNMA. Joining our committee can help to enhance your skills, strengthen your resume, and establish an opportunity to work alongside other committed individuals striving to make a difference. So join the Publications Committee today and become an instrumental part of this year's theme: Embracing the Diversity of the SNMA!!

Committee Leadership

Sergeine Lezeau
Publications Co-Chair
Editor-in Chief, JSNMA

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Abner Antonio Murray
Publications Co-Chair

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Announcements & Resources

JSNMA is the flagship publication of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), reaching over 8,000 student health professionals, physicians, deans, and executives. As the voice of the SNMA, it serves as an educational, outreach tool that encourages scholarship and creativity amongst upcoming doctors and researchers. JSNMA maintains a quarterly publication calendar with interim content updates providing real-time access to news and information. The journal topics include: medical education, research, health advocacy, career opportunities, community outreach, and cultural competency.


Members view the most recent JSNMA issue for FREE, HERE

Have you...
...read a captivating book discussing social determinants of health?
...developed ideas for balancing social responsibility as physicians?
...contemplated ways to alter the course of social injustices?
...experienced a clinical encounter that tested your cultural competency?

Then we want to showcase your work in the next JSNMA Issue - "Defending Diversity in Medicine: Why this Matters in the Trump Era?" Space is limited so submit early!

Deadline - 11:59 PM EST on Jan 3rd, 2019

Visit JSNMA.org and join SNMA's social networks for submission reminders/tips, interactive tools, and active discussions on hot topics trending in medical education and health care delivery.

Please email us for a copy of the call for submissions or visit snma.me/write4jsnma for submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions from SNMA members are welcome with a preference for those related to the designated theme. If interested in submitting an advertisement or entry as a guest contributor, then please contact the Editor-in-Chief at JSNMA@SNMA.ORG for details.

JSNMA features a variety of entries including but not limited to:

• artwork • case reports • poetry • book reviews
• photography • interviews • commentary • research articles

A brief biography and photo of yourself may be included, each as a separate attachment, but are not required if you wish to remain anonymous. The inclusion of quotes or photos related to your submission are also welcome, but proof of authorization is required from the respective person(s)/organization. For the latter, proof is only required if another individual is in the photo or if you did not take the photo yourself. All entries must be submitted to JSNMA@SNMA.ORG with the subject line "JSNMA XXXX (Fall, Winter, or Spring) Submission" for consideration. Be sure to have your submission proofread!

Formatting Criteria

Artwork/photography submissions must be under 50MB and in .jpg or .png. Entries are not to exceed 2500 words and must be in .doc or .docx. Format the body into two columns (poems are an exception*), single spaced, justified margins, and Arial size 11 font. Use Arial size 26 bolded font for the title and center it followed by "By [NAME], [TITLE] - [SCHOOL]" on the next line in Arial size 16 font. Please do not include contractions or endnotes in your submission. If applicable, include a section at the end entitled "References:" followed by a numbered list in Arial size 8 font. Please use numerical superscripts to cite the corresponding reference within the text.