Making the Student BMJ:this is how we do it
Immortalising your opinions in print and having Google find your name when you search for it are just two good reasons for getting your work published in the Student BMJ. But turning your idea into part of a finished print or web based product necessitates many people and many processes, as Richard Hurley explains
Articles in the Student BMJ are either commissioned by the student editor or submitted speculatively. And most of the magazine is written by medical students. We accept your original reviews, editorials, viewpoints, news stories, and longer feature articles for the Life, Careers, and Education sections. We're also interested in receiving short nuggets for newsbites or Eyespy or to use as fillers. We choose letters from the electronic responses we get on StudentBMJ.com, and we don't publish original research. The processes that occur between you submitting your article and your peers reading it online or in the print magazine are complex and involve many people (figure).
Before you start writing, search StudentBMJ.com to see if the subject has been covered recently. Original, relevant, and topical ideas will get you further. Email your idea to the student editor (email@example.com) before you start to see ifanyone else is already working on the same