LGBTQ+ Special Supplemental Brief

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.

The BSDJ structures its issues under the headings of Editorials, Original Research, Discussion Starters, Education and Reflections, and the special supplement will follow this format, enabling authors to contribute both research and humanities work. This supplement is a unique opportunity for those interested in LGBTQ+ research, improving the cultural competence of LGBTQ+ healthcare, reflecting on a life in medicine (or the journey to medicine!), and raising awareness about health issues within this community. This includes mental health, physical illness, public health, and socio-economic aspects. The deadline for submissions is December 2020. 


The author guidelines and submission process for The BSDJ can be found at:


For any further questions, please contact the issue lead, Callum Phillips, at [email protected].

A little about us -


The BSDJ is a diamond open access and peer reviewed general medical journal. We provide a unique educational platform which enables medical students to develop their publication, critical appraisal and editorial experience, all of which are vital for modern, evidence-based, clinical practice. We are a COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) member journal and a publication of The Foundation for Medical Publishing (a subsidiary charity of the Academy of Medical Educators), and published by Cardiff University Press. We publish articles under the following headings: Original Research, Discussion Starters, Education, Reflections, as well as Correspondence and Editorials. Although we request the topic should be relevant to British doctors and medical students, we have no restrictions on authorship. Our latest issue can be found at:

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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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