Open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal accepting submissions

Norton Healthcare has launched a new medical journal to promote the sharing of innovation and ideas from the laboratory, the bedside and everyday practice.

Norton Healthcare has launched a new, open-access medical journal to promote the sharing of innovation and ideas from the laboratory, the bedside and everyday practice.

Norton Healthcare Medical Journal welcomes original articles related to medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dentistry, across the full continuum of health care for adult and pediatric populations. The no-cost-to-publish, peer-reviewed journal is accepting submissions from both inside and outside Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s.

Learn more about submitting to Norton Healthcare Medical Journal

Review submission guidelines and upload your manuscript.

Submissions are open

Submissions can be made in any of the following areas:

  • Original research
  • Case studies/case series
  • Review articles
  • Clinical opinion
  • Clinical overview
  • Clinical focus
  • Clinical series health policy
  • Editorial
  • Perspective
  • Letters to the editor
  • Multimedia
  • Interviews
  • On the literature
  • Patient management
  • Study protocol

The journal offers an opportunity to include multimedia components to submissions when they would enhance the reader’s experience.

There is no cost to submit. At the time of submission, articles must not previously have been published nor currently be under consideration by another journal.

The submission process at Norton Healthcare Medical Journal is designed to be easy and transparent, allowing authors to see where their submission is in the process. The goal is quick peer review, within a matter of weeks, with articles posted as soon as the editing process is complete.

Contributors can initiate their manuscript submissions and find submission guidelines on the journal’s website under the “For Authors” tab.

The new Norton Healthcare Medical Journal joins publications by other leading health systems that blend health care, education and research, such as the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

According to Editor-in-Chief Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP, the goal of the journal is to offer the regional and international health community a new venue for the dissemination of information relevant to health care. Dr. Ramirez is also chief research scientist at Norton Infectious Diseases Institute and professor emeritus in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UofL School of Medicine.

The journal provides the opportunity for contributors to disseminate their findings and build their pedigree as researchers, which can help with grant applications and funding.

Researchers, clinicians and others with ideas are welcome to contact Dr. Ramirez or managing editor Salwa Rashid, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.(c), with general questions, to help craft their study idea, come up with a research approach or find other ways to put their ideas in a journal article.

“Asking the appropriate questions, sharing what you’ve done and what you’ve learned — both successes and failures — is how innovation happens,” according to Dr. Ramirez. “Contributing ideas and research focused on the patient and the process is one way to improve the human condition.”

Supporting research

Norton Healthcare Medical Journal is committed to publishing significant research while making it publicly accessible at no cost to the reader or the submitting authors.

A contribution to advance research, through the Norton Healthcare Foundation, will support new scientific discoveries, creation of a knowledge ecosystem and findings that can make a global impact.  Learn more or make a donation to support these efforts.

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