Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Research Article

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Systematic Review

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Narrative Review

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Case Report

Case reports should document a single interesting case that would provide important learning points for students in healthcare fields. Maximum 1,500 words and 10 references and 2 tables/figures. All case reports are sent for external peer review

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Research Letter

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Commentary

Commentaries provide an evidence backed viewpoint regarding an important issue in medicine, propose new hypotheses or explanatory models, or theorize on the implications of future technology and innovations. Maximum 3,000 words, 50 references and 2 tables/figures. All perspectives are sent for external peer review.

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Letter to the Editor

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Crossroads

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Fine Arts

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Perspective

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Brief Report

Brief Reports are scientific communication that presents original data in an intermediate fashion between an abstract and an article. A reported is an appropriate, self-sufficient format to present concise research data in cases where the amount of data or discussion and conclusions driven from the results are not sufficient to fulfill an article. Brief reports should be formatted as detailed in the original research article section.

Manuscripts should be a maximum of 1000 words (not including references), with a maximum three tables or figures and maximum 10 references. All brief reports are externally peer-reviewed

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An Approach To:

This article type provides readers with a short case and then summarizes the best approach to interpretations of labs or imaging; diagnosis; or treatment. Summaries should be backed by up-to-date articles and guidelines. These submissions are to be primarily didactic and would serve as a concise “knowledge update” for situations most healthcare professionals wouldn’t run in to in day to day practice.

 Maximum of 1,000 words, 10 references and 2 tables or figures. All submissions will be externally peer-reviewed.

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Reflections

Reflections are a diverse article type which focused on narrative medicine in which healthcare providers or patients reflect on illness, the patient-physician relationship or the contemporary medical system as a whole. These pieces should explore, difficult, challenging or uplifting clinical encounters. These articles are intended to provide new viewpoints beyond the traditional biomedical research model. Essays, poetry or other formats are acceptable

Any information regarding patient’s must be anonymized. Maximum 2,000 words and 10 references and 1 tables/figures. Reflections are internally reviewed within MJM.

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Editorial

Editorials

Editorials are shorter articles commenting on controversial issues in medicine and the basic sciences. Maximum 1,500 words, 10 references, and 1 table or figure. All editorials will undergo internal peer review by the McGill Journal of Medicine editorial board. No accompanying abstract is necessary.

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Conference Proceedings

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