Questions not answered here or on other pages can be directed to our contact page.
- How does the submission or review process work?
- What is the timeline of submission to publication?
- What are the outcomes of the review process?
- What types of articles do you accept?
- Who is eligible to submit an article?
- Can I get a physical copy of my article?
- How much does it cost to publish with MSRJ?
- When are issues published and when do I have to submit?
- How can I become a reviewer?
- What is your journal’s ISSN number?
- How do you cite an article from the Medical Student Research Journal?
- How do you subscribe to issues from MSRJ?
1. How does the submission or review process work?
For more details, review our MSRJ Review Process page.
2. What is the timeline of submission to publication?
This page elaborates on the timeline of the submission process. The review process should be read first.
Generally, it should take about 3-6 months from initial receipt of the manuscript to publication (E-publication or printed journal). See our MSRJ Review Process page for more specific details.
3. What are the outcomes of the review process?
- Accept without revisions
- Accept with revisions
This is detailed more specifically in our MSRJ Review Process page.
4. What types of articles do you accept? (Follow links for more detailed descriptions of each type):
5. Who is eligible to submit an article?
There are few criteria required to be eligible for submitting to MSRJ, described in the general guidelines, but briefly:
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently submitted to another journal for consideration, and the first author is a medical student enrolled in an accredited medical college. A copy of a letter of current enrollment or letter of good standing that is signed by appropriate faculty on school letterhead must be submitted, including year of anticipated graduation.
6. Can I get a physical copy of my article?
Yes! However, we do only produce limited quantities of the journal in booklet format, so if you would like a copy, please let us know. Full color, or color cover-only copies are available.
Each issue of the journal is published online for public access because this is an open-access journal.
7. How much does it cost to publish with MSRJ?
The Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ) is a non-profit organization that does not charge its authors or readers as we aim to promote medical student learning and publication abilities.
8. When are issues published and when do I have to submit?
The publishing timeline of the MSRJ is given in the table below. In order to be published in a specific issue of the journal, articles must be submitted by the given submission deadline for that issue. The editors work hard to ensure articles will make it into a specified issue. Revisions that are not returned in a timely fashion may create a delay, leading to article being published in the next issue. Articles that are asked to be resubmitted may not follow this timeline, but every effort will be made to publish as soon as possible.
|Issue||Submission Deadline||Publication Date|
|Winter Issue||October 1st||December 31st|
|Spring Issue||February 15th||May 31st|
|Fall Issue||July 15th||September 30th|
9. How can I become a reviewer?
Students enrolled in an accredited medical college (verified by letter from dean’s department) may apply to become a reviewer for the journal. The prospective reviewers will complete a concise training, including lectures and modules on the process and background of article review. After finishing the MSRJ training, the students will then be a reviewer for the journal.
If you would like to become a reviewer, please visit our reviewer training page.
10. What is your journal’s ISSN number?
The Medical Student Research Journal is catalogued with an ISSN: 2159-3647
11. How do you cite an article from the Medical Student Research Journal?
Kabadi CJ, Smith III CR, Gomez F. Potential Pathogen Transmission on Medical Student Anatomy Laboratory Clothing. Medical Student Research Journal. 2013;2(Spring):30-35.
Kabadi CJ, Smith III CR, Gomez F. Potential Pathogen Transmission on Medical Student Anatomy Laboratory Clothing [Abstract]. Medical Student Research Journal. 2013;2(Spring):30-35.
12. How do you subscribe to issues from MSRJ?
Contact us here and in the subject line include “Please add me to the subscription list”. Please make sure your email address is included. We’ll send you updates about MSRJ its issues!