© 2019 The British Student Doctor Journal

A publication of Cardiff University Press

ISSN: 2514-3174

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Cardiff University Press

The British Student Doctor


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 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.


Latest Updates from The British Student Doctor

The C4ME Special Supplement of The BSDJ is now live! It is our first ever special issue, and it is dedicated to featuring the work of 2018-19 intercalating medical students at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and represents the fantastic breadth and depth of their intercalated research projects.


All of the articles in this supplement are in the format of 1000-word reflective reports, which provide a short, highly readable and concise insight into the range of research topics tackled by Cardiff intercalating students.


Our cover featured article is by Bethany Bowyer, Dr Katie Webb and Dr Ian Collings, on the topic of burnout in undergraduate medical students. From reading and considering their challenging article, it leaves us with one question stuck in our minds: have we reached our limit? The article is beautifully illustrated by the wonderful original cover artwork of Lily Lloyd, herself a former Cardiff University medical student and now foundation doctor.

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We are always looking to recruit new peer reviewers - click here to apply.

Find out how to submit for our next issue here.


Contact Us

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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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