The British Student Doctor


LGBTQ+ Special Supplement Edition

The British Student Doctor Journal is very excited to be working on a special LGBTQ+ Special Supplement, due for publication in April 2021. We hope to give a platform to medical students and junior doctors beginning their careers while also shedding a light on the health disparities that this marginalised community faces. We hope to encourage research into the specific challenges that LGBTQ+ patients and doctors encounter, with an international perspective, publishing content from all continents of the world.

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For more information regarding this supplementary edition including submission briefs please click here.


Latest Issue from The British Student Doctor

Covid-19 has highlighted the underlying structural inequalities in our society. When we founded The British Student Doctor, we established our policy on diversity and inclusion, with equality and equity in publishing being a vital aspect of our mission.


We cannot be any clearer: Black lives matter. Black medical students matter. Black voices matter. In her editorial, Olamide Dada, a medical student from Cardiff University and Founder of Melanin Medics, voices that our current medical school curriculum does not equip medical students to provide optimum care for all. As medical students and doctors, we have the responsibility to ensure our curriculum is inclusive and provides us with the knowledge to care for all patients regardless of their ethnicity. 

The June 2020 issue of The BSDJ is now live - click here to download and read.

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About The Journal

The British Student Doctor is a high quality, open access, biannual, peer-reviewed, general medical journal, which publishes articles written primarily by medical students. In addition to publishing original research and systematic reviews, we also provide a platform to medical students to express original thought and reflections on clinical practice, student life and medical education.


All of our content is fully open access, available without subscription and with no authorship charges. All articles published in The British Student Doctor go through a rigorous peer-review process, led by our student editorial team. The governance of the journal is overseen by our faculty advisory board, and we are published by Cardiff University Press and funded by Cardiff University School of Medicine.


The journal is a publication of The Foundation for Medical Publishing, a charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales (1189006), itself a subsidiary of the Academy of Medical Educators.


The British Student Doctor is an accredited member of COPE (The Committee on Publication Ethics), reflecting the journal's rigorous commitment to editorial best practice.

To learn more about the focus and scope of The British Student Doctor, as well as to read our requirements for the article types that we publish, please visit our author guidelines.

The British Student Doctor is proud to be the official journal of the Academy of Medical Educators.

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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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A publication of Cardiff University Press and the official journal of the Academy of Medical Educators

ISSN: 2514-3174

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