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    • Invited to present at a National Conference: Please visit the GUSoM Conference Reimbursement site, go over the information posted and complete the reimbursement request form, link to the form is posted on the same site. 
    • The Georgetown Medical Review (GMR) is an academic journal which strives to promote quality original research, facilitate the exchange of new ideas, and establish a collaborative and educational environment in the Georgetown University community. We strive to foster the development of analytic appraisal and communication skills through student exposure to the intricacies of academic publishing. For more information such as recent publication, how to submit a Manuscript for publication with us and/or information for Manuscript Authors and more, please visit our site – Georgetown Medical Review (GMR)
    • Helpful information for Publication:
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) has partnerships with a few select journals, found here. If your manuscript is accepted, the submission fees will be waived.
  1. Open the above link (login with NetID and password).
  2. Click Browse Journals (along the top). OR try the “Match my Manuscript” feature.
  3. On the left, click “Filter” and then “Categories” and browse for your manuscript’s discipline.
  4. Click Apply button
  5. The resulting list are journals ranked by Impact Factor. You would have to review each journal’s website to determine if they accept your type of manuscript (tedious but maybe enlightening?) and if there are any article processing charges.

SPI-Hub (new window) (Scholarly Publishing Information Hub): Add your keywords to the search box one at a time. On the results page, you can compare up to five journals, but you will have to verify that they accept your article type as a  manuscript submission.

JANE (new window) (Journal Author Name Estimator): Like SPI-Hub, you can add keywords or your entire title and abstract. But here you can click “Show extra options” and select English language and article type and open access options (exclude open access because they are most often charge for publication).

Review the references within your paper; if there are good number coming from a specific journal, you can try to target that journal.

Guidelines on Authorship & Contributionship

  • Avoid using too much text; attempt to use graphs, tables, and charts that highlight your results.
  • Your discussion section should probably be no longer than two paragraphs. In the discussion, you should highlight the relevant findings and draw comparisons with what has been previously reported in the medical literature. It is also important to acknowledge the limitations of your study in the discussion.
  • Your conclusions slide should summarize the most important findings in your study and should appear as bullet points.

Case Report Guidelines for your ISP

Although many of you will participate in more rigorous and hypothesis driven project, some of you may choose to use a case report as your ISP. Please note that just because a patient is interesting to you, it may not be appropriate for your ISP.  In order for a Case Report to be eligible as an ISP, it must be appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In order to help guide you with the eligibility of your case report, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed some guidelines that are on their website.

Information on the Georgetown University Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Also email adress (new window) is monitored regularly, questions are answered and directed to the right person rapidly. 

The IRB also has virtual help desk hours – anyone needing IRB help can sign-up on the IRB homepage by clicking the link. Screenshot example below for your reference, circled in red.

CITI Training

All students conducting research and submitting an IRB application will need to complete CITI Training. You will need to go to the CITI website and create an account.

The main courses that should be completed are: 

  • Group 1: Biomedical research investigators and key personnel
  • Group 4: HIPAA and Human Subjects

Free biostatistical support is available to any medical student who wishes to take advantage of this opportunity for their ISP. We are very fortunate to introduce:

Valeriy R. Korostyshevskiy, PhD

Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics

For students working on their ISP, please complete this form and return it to Dr. Valeriy R. Korostyshevskiy (