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Publications

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.

To view the most recent JSNMA issue Click here to view

Topics to consider:

  • Health Equity
  • DACA
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Healthcare Access
  • GME funding
  • Foreign Healthcare Models

Have you...
...read a captivating book discussing health policy?
...developed ideas for altering the course of healthcare reform?
...contemplated the most concerning aspect regarding the fate of healthcare?
...experienced a clinical encounter where you were limited by
the confines of the healthcare system?

Then we want to showcase your work in the next JSNMA Issue –- The Changing Fate of Healthcare: What About the People? Space is limited so submit early!

Deadline - 11:59pm EST on Jan 3, 2017

Upcoming JSNMA Issue
Spring - Filling the Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians
Deadline - 11:59pm EST on Mar 10, 2018

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 at the end of your entry 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.

Formatting Criteria

Artwork/photography submissions must be under 50MB and in .jpg, .png, .gif, or animated .gif format. Entries are not to exceed 2300 words and must be in .doc or .docx. Format the body into two columns (poems are an exception*) using 1.15 line spacing, justified margins*, and Cambria size 11 font. Use size 26 bolded font for the title and center it followed by "By [NAME], [TITLE]" on the next line in size 11 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 size 8 font. Use numerical subscripts to cite the corresponding reference within the text please.