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The British Student Doctor Journal is a Cardiff University Press Journal publishing high quality research and championing the academic work of medical students and junior doctors.

Founded by two Cardiff University medical students in 2016, the BSDJ provides a free-to-access opportunity for medical students and junior clinicians to gain experience in academic publishing. The BSDJ is the official journal of the Academy of Medical Educators.

The BSDJ seeks to publish a range of medical and surgical research, and articles of interest and educational benefit to junior clinicians.

Journal Acceptance Rate: 44%


Senior Editorial Board

The BSDJ Editorial Board is comprised mostly of medical students and junior doctors, giving our Board a unique understanding of the current barriers to publishing that junior clinicans face. The Editorial Board is supported by the Faculty Advisory Board.

Faculty Advisory Board

Mrs Julie Brown, Cardiff University, UK

Dr Steve Riley, Cardiff University, UK

Dr John Ingram, Cardiff University, UK

Professor Val Wass OBE, Keele University, UK

Dr Nick Cooper, Plymouth University, UK

Associate Professor Craig Hassed, Monash University, Australia


Dr Shivani Kanabar, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, UK

Executive Committee

Dr James Kilgour, Stanford University, USA

Dr Shivali Fulchand, ClearView Healthcare Partners, UK

Dr Eleni Panagoulas, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Find out more about the BSDJ Editorial Board

For Authors

The BSDJ welcomes submissions from authors on a rolling basis. More information can be found via the 'For Authors' tab in the main menu, or through the links below:

Latest Issue

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The latest issue of the BSDJ was published in December 2022, and is now available to read here!

"This year has proven extremely busy and quite the challenge for us all at the journal. As life in the UK shifts toward a new normal of living with COVID, and the pandemic rages on across the globe, we have begun to reflect on all that has changed since 2020.

We find ourselves dealing with new challenges in delivering healthcare and healthcare education. This topic is at the centre of our current issue, focusing on medical education in 2022. In line with our aim to publish high-quality student research, which is typically underrepresented in medical journals, our current issue features five original research articles."


 - Dr Eleni Panagoulas and Dr Callum Phillips, BSDJ Editorial December 2022

Editor's Highlights

Journal highlights, curated by our current Editor-in-Chief.

Keep in Touch With the BSDJ

The BSDJ welcomes contact from its readership. You can contact the BSDJ via any of the routes below:

The British Student Doctor Journal

Cardiff University Press

PO Box 430 

1st Floor, 30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff, CF24 0DE

United Kingdom 

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