s Spartan Medical Research Journal - MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

The primary purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to provide a formal publication option for research completed by MSUCOM students, residents and faculty. SMRJ's mission is to advance medicine and medical education through the timely publication of peer-reviewed clinically-oriented research, clinically-relevant basic science research, healthcare quality research, and medical education research from the MSUCOM community, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and the education of patients and care providers. SMRJ is the official scholarly publication of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of MSUCOM. It provides a forum for communicating research findings, clinical practice observations, philosophic concepts, and other biomedical and medical education advances to MSUCOM medical students, residents, fellows and faculty, and any other interested readers.

SMRJ is a free on-line journal, open to all viewers, housed on the MSUCOM Statewide Campus System website.

PubMed status: Pubmed application submitted July 2018. SMRJ editorial board anticipates review in either October 2018 or February 2019 pursuant to Pubmed workload.


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Spartan Medical Research Journal:
Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2018

Previous Issues

Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 2016
Volume 1, Number 2, Winter 2017
Volume 2, Number 1, Summer 2017
Volume 2, Number 2, Winter 2017
Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 2018
Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2018

SMRJ Staff

Executive Editor: Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, DABMG, Interim Sr. Associate Dean MSUCOM

Chief Editor: William Corser, PhD, RN
Assistant Editor: Sam Wisniewski, MS
Manuscript Editor and Website Coordinator: Luke Sandel

Editorial Board and Reviewers:
Michael Andary, MD; Mandip Atwal, DO; Jonathan Bruner, DO; Dana M Busch, DO; Mohammas Chisti, MD; William Corser, PhD; Sheri Clarke, MD Stephen Clyne, DO; Paul Drouillard, DO John Flood, DO; Joseph Flynn, DO, MS; Justin Grill, DO; Peter Gulick, DO; Kari Hortos, DO; Gregory Johnston, DO; Mark Jones, DO; Jennifer Kaufman, DO; Bilal Kharbutli, MD; Jacklyn Kiefer, DO; Jeffrey Kovan, DO; Jeremy Kramer, DO; Doug Kubek, DO; James Larkin, DO; Julie Lata, DO; Alyse Ley, DO; Thomas Maatman, DO; Denny R. Martin, DO; Annisa Mattison, DO; Jeffrey Mason, DO; Jed Magen, DO; Justin McCormick, PhD; Gregory McIntosh, DO; Siroj Misra, DO; Nick Moore, DO; Todd Moyerbrailean, DO; Suresh Mukherji, DO Shivajee Nallamothu, DO Emily Orille, DO; Jon Rohrer, PhD, DMin; Norbert Roosen, MD; Sandra Russell, DO; Rocky Saenz, DO; Fremont Scott, DO Michael Swords, DO; Jim Sylvain, DO; Tien Tudor, MD; Kirsten Waarala, DO; Brianne Waggoner, DO; Samuel Wisniewski, MS; Angela Wagner, DO; Patrick Woodman, DO; Amjad Yaish, DO;

Information for Authors

SMRJ observes and operates in accordance with the "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and endeavors to adhere to all ethical guidelines contained therein.

Information for Reviewers

Appeals Policy

An author who disagrees with a decision to reject a submitted manuscript may file a written appeal with the Chief Editor stating reasons for the disagreement. Within one week of receipt, the Chief Editor will submit the manuscript in question to a second panel of three reviewers with expertise in the subject area of the manuscript and who were not involved in the initial review. At least two of these three reviewers will not be members of the SMRJ editorial board. This second panel of reviewers will return their reviews to the Chief Editor within two weeks of receipt of the manuscript. The Chief Editor will then take the recommendations of this second panel of reviewers into consideration in making a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript.


Chief Editor: Bill Corser, PhD, RN
A336 E. Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824

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