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Michigan Publishing
 is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural volume of the Michigan Journal of Medicine (MJM), an open access journal of University of Michigan Medical School student-led research, edited by students for the global research community and produced and published in collaboration with Michigan Publishing, part of the University of Michigan Library.

On May 11, 2016, MJM celebrated its launch at the Medical School with a reception led by Jasna Markovac, senior director for learning design and publishing at the Medical School, with Associate Professor of Surgery Mike Englesbe, Michigan Publishing staff, and the student editors, editorial board, and contributors of the inaugural issue of MJM. The photos (by Marc Stephens, CC-BY 4.0) included here are from this special MJM celebration.

MJM is a new, peer-reviewed, student-led forum to bring high quality scientific and clinical research generated by the members of the University of Michigan to the scientific community at large. Students occupy all editorial leadership roles for the journal and supply all content. The journal editorial work is conducted under the guidance of world-class faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School, many of whom serve as editors for prestigious international journals such as JAMA and SpineMJM serves as a safe, bias-blind venue for young scientists to publish quality research, which will be accepted for publication based on the integrity of the methods.

This unique opportunity University of Michigan Medical School students now have to collaborate with Medical School faculty, librarians, and Michigan Publishing staff in producing a high-quality research journal volume each academic year is part of Michigan Publishing’s intentional “Publishing as Pedagogy” initiative, currently developing in several case studies across campus and growing to serve the interests and needs of University of Michigan students.

“We would never have made it without the many individual, mammoth efforts of everyone involved,” said MJM 2015-2016 Editor-in-Chief Shannon Cramm. “I have learned an incredible amount about leadership, publishing, and more.”

Get to know next year’s impressive student editors and be sure to read the first volume of MJM, now live online and open access to the world.

Photos by Marc Stephens. CC-BY 4.0.

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