Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines
Medical Humanities Submissions

Medical Humanities submissions must in some way relate to disease reversal and prevention, however, this can be broadly interpreted. Our Medical Humanities editorial staff will review all submissions and select 1-3 submissions to publish per edition. We look forward to reviewing your work. We seek original, previously unpublished, creative submissions of all kinds, including:

  1. Poetry

Length limit: 50 lines

  1. Personal vignettes: Personal vignettes are essays that typically describe some aspect of the practitioner-patient relationship or clinical encounter. These vignettes may also relay a personal story of the practitioner’s own experiences working in the field or the evolution of their practice. If a patient is described in the manuscript, they must be unidentifiable. If they are in any way personally identifiable, you must complete a Patient Permission form, which provides consent for publication.

Length limit: 1500 words 

  1. Reflective essays: Examples of reflective essays may include reflections on the intersection between art and medicine, the history of medicine, the philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, the intersection of psychology and disease reversal and prevention, or other topics.

Length limit: 1800 words

  1. Book reviews: We accept reviews on popular books that focus on disease reversal and prevention and that were published within 1 year of the submission deadline. Please email the IJDRP’s Medical Humanities Section Editor (casey@caseymeansmd.com) for approval of book prior to submission of book review.

Length limit: 1500 words

  1. Visual art of any medium, including graphic design, painting, drawings, and photography: For visual art submissions, please go to the Submissions Portal, and upload your visual art file in the "Upload Submission" tab (#2) as Article Component listed as "Other." The visual art should be saved as either a .jpg or .png at 300 DPI (non-compressed). In the "Enter Metadata" tab (#3), please include the title for the work, and in the "Abstract" box, please include a description or explanation of your work and how it pertains to disease reversal, prevention, or health promotion (up to 300 words, which will be included with the art in the publication).