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Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a quarterly peer-reviewed open-access medical journal. It was established in October, 1928 and is the oldest medical student publication still being published.[1] Since 2015, each issue covers a particular topic in biology, medicine, or public health, including experimental and clinical research. The journal's editorial board is composed of Yale University graduate, medical, and professional students. It is published on PubMed Central and is financially supported by the Yale Office of Medical Education.[2]

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine  
YJBM March 2015 Cover Page.jpg
DisciplineBiology, medicine, medical education
Publication details
Publication history
Yale University Press (United States)
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution License
Standard abbreviations
Yale J. Biol. Med.
ISSN0044-0086 (print)
1551-4056 (web)
OCLC no.909890653



The journal was establlished in 1928 by Milton C. Winternitz, dean of the Yale School of Medicine from 1920-1935. During his tenure, Winternitz instituted what became known as "The Yale System of Medical Education", which eliminated required course exams and comparative grades, allowed for flexibility of course requirements in students' schedules, and encouraged students to carry out original thesis research and writing.[3] The journal originally served as an outlet to publish students' thesis research and as a tool for students to practice scientific writing and learn how to publish as scientists and researchers.[1]

All published articles dating back to 1928 are available on PubMed Central.[1]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed[4] and Scopus.[5]

Colloquium seriesEdit

The journal sponsors a series of quarterly seminars to run in parallel with each issue, featuring a Yale faculty member whose research expertise aligns with the topic featured in the issue. The colloquia are free and open to the public.[6]

Podcast seriesEdit

The journal also creates a series of podcasts with discussions with editors, authors, and Yale faculty researchers and clinicians.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Our History". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Yale University Press. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  2. ^ "Open Access Information". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^"The Yale System"] Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. ^ "Source details: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine". Scopus preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  6. ^ "Colloquium Series > Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Yale School of Medicine. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ "YJBM Podcasts". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Yale School of Medicine. Retrieved 2018-07-10.

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