University of Toronto Medical Journal


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
  • Reviews
  • 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.


Vol 92, No 1 (2014): Medical Technology


Medical Technology
Front cover illustration by Diana Grossi, student of the Biomedical Communications Program (1T6), University of Toronto.