University of Toronto Medical Journal

The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ) is Canada's oldest student run medical journal, established in 1923. We publish articles from universities, institutes, organizations, and medical professionals from around the world.

Call for Submissions: Winter 2015


The UTMJ is soliciting submissions for our Winter 2015 issue, on the theme of The Human Microbiome

UTMJ Winter Theme: 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. 

Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2015


We invite submissions to the following sections of the Journal:

  • News and views
  • Original basic, clinical or epidemiological research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Reviews
  • Medical education
  • Book reviews
  • History of Medicine 
  • Original Artwork

The UTMJ also accepts submissions on a rolling basis on a variety of topics in healthcare and medicine. Please visit the "About" page for detailed Aims & Scope and Instructions for Authors. Please contact for any submission-related inquiries.

Vol 91, No 1 (2014): Obesity

Cover Page
Front cover illustration by Janice Yau, University of Toronto medical student (1T6), alumna of the Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto.