Can physicians assistants write in medical journals?


Can physicians assistants write in medical journals?

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Yes, there are many examples of articles written and published by PAs in medical journals. There are thousands of medical journals, and they are published with unique, often editorially independent collaborations. The majority of these journals do not specifically require an MD, however, they often require subject matter expertise such as graduate level or undergraduate degree in the health sciences.

A prominent entryway to start writing for medical journals can be by authoring several peer-reviewed articles as the lead author. A large number of medical journals publish open access basic research and clinical trials as well as reviews, viewpoints, commentaries, and debates which include fees that usually run around $3,000 for the publishing of an article upon acceptance.

JAAPA, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), specializes in its mission to support the ongoing advancement of PAs by having been publishing for the past 25 years, current information and research on clinical, health policy and professional issues. This seems a great journal for a starting point in getting published.

There are also long lists of reputable journals that are open to publishing student works such as the Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine and the Harvard Public Health Review. These also seem to be excellent medical journals for publishing the first few articles to be able to submit with more experience, credibility, and confidence when submitting to more strict publications in due time. Best of luck!

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