CMJ competition 2013

CMJ

The Cambridge Medicine Journal are proud to announce the 2013 Case Report and Medical Imaging Competition, open to all UK medical students. We are on the hunt for the best clinical case reports and picture articles for publication in one of Cambridge's leading medical journals.

Winning entries will be published in the CMJ and, courtesy of Oxford University Press, the overall winner of the Case Report competition will receive a grand prize of 3 OUP medical handbooks of their choice and the runner-up will receive one OUP medical handbook of their choice. The overall winner of the Medical Imaging competition will receive one OUP medical handbook of their choice.

Whether you choose to describe a one-in-a-million condition or a common clinical situation, all reports will be judged according to clinical interest, educational value and quality of written communication (or quality of image).
The CMJ works with a group of dedicated student editors and every article goes through an expert peer-review system. Having met the technical requirements for PubMed affiliation, it is expected that we will complete our application for this status in the next 12 months. Whether you have the writer’s itch or an eye for medical imaging, this competition is a fantastic opportunity to publish your work in a journal with an international readership.

How to enter:
To submit your entry, click here.

Deadline for entries: 31st August 2013

Format for Case Report submissions:
Title, Abstract, Clinical narrative (Presentation, Past medical history, Examination, Investigation results, Differential diagnosis, Outcomes), Discussion (crucial points illustrated by the case that would be valuable for the CMJ reader with a brief review of relevant literature if appropriate), Summary (3-5 key take-home messages illustrated by the case), References. Word limit is 1500 words, exclusive of a maximum of 10 references. Full guidelines for authors and submission criteria can be found here. NB: Written informed consent must be obtained from the patient (or their parent/guardian) discussed in the article. The consent form must be signed by all authors, as well as the patient (or on behalf of the patient if appropriate). The CMJ consent form can be downloaded online.

Format for picture article submissions:
Images (photographs, radiological images etc.) should be in a high resolution (at least 300dpi) electronic format (.jpg, .gif, etc.) and should highlight a specific pathology, an investigative technique, an article of medical equipment. Each submission should be accompanied by a write-up (suggested length: 350 words) explaining what the image shows and, where relevant, the patient's history. All patient details, including patient name, date of birth and hospital number should be removed from the file. Full guidelines for authors and submission criteria can be found at here. NB: Written informed consent must be obtained from the patient (or their parent/guardian) discussed in the article if the radiological images are of a very rare pathology or contain any other distinctive feature that might make the patient identifiable. Patient consent must be obtained before publishing medical photographs and from the Trust if necessary. The consent form must be signed by all authors, as well as the patient (or on behalf of the patient if appropriate). The CMJ consent form can be downloaded online.

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