Radboud Annals of Medical Students (RAMS) is a scientific journal made for and by students. Our goal is to enthuse (bio)medical students of the Radboud University Nijmegen, including dentistry students, for participation in scientific research. Moreover, we offer students the opportunity to publish their first paper in RAMS.
The articles published in RAMS are written by students only. However, if a supervisor actively participated in the research, students are allowed to make their supervisor a co-author. If a supervisor was not actively involved in executing the experiments or drafting the articles, authors will be encouraged to thank him or her in the acknowledgements. Permission of the supervisor is required for publication in RAMS.
When students submit their article, they will receive comprehensive feedback from our reviewers via a peer reviewing process similar to that of PubMed Journals. Students get the chance to improve their article with this feedback, increasing the learning experience beyond getting to know the publication process.
As most scientific medical journals, RAMS accepts different types of articles, including original research, case reports, reviews, clinical lessons and essays. Guidelines for these articles can be found under “For Authors”. Our review protocol can be found under “For Reviewers”.
In contrast to most other journals, RAMS does not claim copyright of the submitted work. The data and the article remain property of the authors and thus can be published elsewhere; provided that the exact text, figures and tables are not reused. After all, it will be difficult to grant full copyright to another journal if text and figures have been used before.
RAMS is an open-access journal freely accessible to only those who know where to find it. RAMS is not listed on PubMed nor has it an impact factor. When an article is accepted for publication in RAMS, it will be published on paper and distributed across the medical faculty of the Radboud University. In addition, it will be published on our website. Articles published on our website, however, should not be retraceable by search engines such as Google. This makes republishing of data in PubMed journals possible. Nevertheless, one has to take into account that some journals require data to be entirely novel, not having been shown in any public way before.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chief of the Editorial board at RAMS or our Scientific Editor-in-Chief. We sincerely hope that you will consider giving your students a chance to publish with us in the future.