Call for Submissions: UTMJ Spring Issue - The Human Microbiome
Over 100 trillion microbes live on and in each of us and is collectively referred to as our microbiome. From infancy to adulthood, these microbial communities are continually modified by diet, medications and the environment. Our understanding of the role of the human microbiome in health and disease is beginning to unfold. Perturbations in the human microbiome have been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, celiac disease, and asthma. Only now are we beginning to appreciate its importance.
We invite microbiome-themed submissions to the following sections of the UTMJ:
- News and views
- Original basic, clinical or epidemiological research
- Comparative effectiveness research
- Medical education
- Book reviews
- History of Medicine
The deadline for submission to our Spring issue is March 15th, 2015. The UTMJ also accepts submissions on a rolling basis on a variety of topics in healthcare and medicine. Please direct inquiries regarding your submission to the Editors-in-Chief.
This year, we are striving to expand the UTMJ in order to reach a larger and more diverse audience. The journal is now available on the University of Toronto library database and we are working towards making UTMJ accessible on PubMed.
Provided your support, we will credit you on the first page of every UTMJ issue for 2014-2015. Patronage of the journal is subdivided into 4 categories: