We welcome all original research articles and case reports. In case you would like to comment on previously published content, please submit a Letter to the Editor. Amsterdam Medical Student journal publishes educational content which is assigned to members of our Editorial Board in advance. We do not accept open submissions for these types of content. In case you would like to submit your paper in one of these categories, please contact us first.
Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any part of its essential substance, tables, or figures have been submitted elsewhere before appearing in the Journal.
Manuscripts of (systematic) reviews are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any part of its essential substance, tables, or figures have been submitted elsewhere before appearing in the Journal.
We accept papers of clinical observations, consisting of the initial presentation, medical history, physical examination, tests performed, eventual outcome and discussion on the case, backed up by scientific literature.
Have you come across a difficult statistical problem, either in an existing article or during your own research project and do you feel that other readers will benefit from the solution to this problem as well? Please feel free to send it in to AMSj. If our statisticians find your question to be relevant for our readers, they will answer it in our following edition.
Letter to the Editor
Words: Up to 250
References: Up to 7
Tables/Figures: Up to 1
Submission: Within 1 month
Letters to the editor can be submitted regarding an article published in the Amsterdam Medical Student journal (AMSj), or regarding a (bio)medical topic that is of importance or interest to our readers. The aim of letters to the editor is to spread information or opinions about medical topics and critically assess, and thereby improve, research of your colleagues or in general. Letters to the editor are usually not peer reviewed, however, all letters will be assessed by our editorial board before publication. Submit your letter to the editor as a word document at www.amsj.nl. Your letter will be published in print and online at www.amsj.nl.
Some students may have published their research elsewhere. To honor these students and to spread information about the research, an author can summarize the scope and main results of his/her research in ‘Spotlight’. Please note that this column is available for students only, that are the first or second author of an article published elsewhere.
To prevent for plagiarism, it is very important that this narrative report cannot be an exact copy of the abstract in the original article.
In the Interview section a professor or a member of staff will look back at his/her career and elaborate upon some highlights.
This section practices the criticism of students by critically reviewing design and methods of published studies.
The Changing Perspectives highlights an aspect of medicine which has recently left medical practice. It describes a story of the rise and fall of a particular treatment, symptom/disease or diagnostic procedure.
The Radiology Image section represents a set of radiologic imagery accompanied by a concise description of relevant information.
The Clinical Image section represents a set of clinical imagery accompanied by a concise description of relevant information.
Trial & Error
In Trial & Error, a member of staff tells about a mistake they made as a student or earlier on in their career. By sharing their mistakes we aim to teach students that making mistakes is human, and that they can learn from mistakes made by others.
Subject 101 elaborates on a basic subject in medicine by explaining it in simple words, with examples and preferably using multiple figures/images.
This section is meant to keep students up-to-date with the latest groundbreaking research.
In this column medical students share their experiences with doing a research internship abroad.