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Journal of the Student National Medical Association (JSNMA)

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.


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Upcoming JSNMA Issue

Spring - Filling the Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians
Deadline: Mar. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

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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.