Students Corner Articles
In JMIR Medical Education "Students' Corner", we invite students and trainees from various health professions to submit short essays and viewpoints on aspects of medical education from the perspective of a student/trainee. Topics can include, for example, suggestions on how to improve medical education, new technologies, applications and approaches, experiences with medical education innovations or student-led innovations in medical education. Importantly, the student corner deals with medical education as a topic. It is not intended as a "catch-all" section for research articles or viewpoints written by students.
Article Eligibility for Students' Corner
To be eligible for Students' Corner, articles submitted must align with the scope of the section (above) and meet the following criteria list below. These criteria apply to all new submissions to this section as of March 1, 2023.
- All individuals listed on the author byline must be students or trainees at the time of submission. Proof of enrollment is required, preferably for all authors.
The article is a Viewpoint. If the submitted manuscript is not a Viewpoint, then it will be sent to peer review as the article type to which it best matches. In other words, literature reviews, original papers, short papers, and all other article types are no longer eligible for Students' Corner.
Students' Corner articles must adhere to the following formatting:
Include an abstract that consists of a summary sentence or up to 300 words (unstructured, narrative format).
The main text should be no longer than 1000 words.
The main headings within the paper can be IMRD or free.
Additionally, up to 10 references and a maximum of 1 figure or table can be included.
- Any transferred manuscripts from another JMIR Publications journal or from another JMIR Medical Education section use the date of request / transfer / reinstatement as the effective date of submission to the Students' Corner section (not the original submission date of the manuscript).
- See below regarding APF for Students' Corner, which applies starting from March 1, 2023.
Article Processing Fee
For articles that meet the requirements above:
- Authors may be eligible for a discount on the APF as an all-student/all-trainee author team. The discount is not automatic.
- Authors are required to carefully review the JMIR Publications APF Support Policy and apply for the discount and attest that they have pursued all options for APF support prior to requesting APF support from JMIR Publications. The APF Support Policy and application procedures provide useful resources that students/trainees should be aware of about Open Access publication fee support options.
Student authors may also consider writing a Letter to the Editor, which has no APF. Letters to the Editor follow specific requirements which are different from Students' Corner manuscripts; they can also be published in other JMIR Publications journals. Please carefully review the information on requirements for submitting a letter to the editor.
Proof of Enrollment
Statement of Author Status
As referenced above, all individuals listed on the author byline must be students or trainees at the time of submission. Please include a statement in the cover letter to confirm the status of all contributing authors. If omitted, the Editorial Team will request confirmation before the article is sent for review.
Formal Proof of Enrollment
In addition, we require that the corresponding author provide formal proof of current enrollment and/or trainee status. We may request that all authors supply similar proof of enrollment. Alternatively, authors may choose to proactively provide all authors' proof of enrollment upon submission to ensure processing as a Students' Corner manuscript.
Acceptable documentation includes*:
- Current (unexpired) student card
- Proof/verification of enrollment/student status document
- An official transcript or registration confirmation document
*A copy or photo of the original documentation is sufficient;
Dates must be visible and indicate current enrollment;
Documentation can be in any language (if an English translation is available, please supply it)
If you are in a professional training or postgraduate/doctoral program and without access to the above documentation, you can submit a signed letter (from, e.g. the program director, administrator, or registrar) on official institutional letterhead confirming your current status.
If you are unsure if your documentation is sufficient, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the manuscript number.
Submitting Proof of Enrollment
- Please submit your documentation as a supplemental file when you submit your manuscript.
- If you did not supply proof of enrollment upon submission, then after submission, the corresponding author can send documentation directly to email@example.com. Be sure to cite your manuscript number. If all authors supply their proof of enrollment (preferred), we kindly request the corresponding author or one designated author supply all documents in one email.