Call for submissions.

Special Issue: Lessons I Have Learned in My Career I Wish Someone Had Taught Me Earlier

SGIM Forum is soliciting articles for a career guidance-themed issue on “Lessons I Have Learned in My Career I Wish Someone Had Taught Me Earlier.” These articles inform other SGIM members and the medical communities at large of key lessons from a wide variety of domains related to a successful career.

Key Dates:

  • 8/15/2024: Initial manuscript due
  • 9/10/2024: Final manuscript with any needed revisions due

SGIM Forum is a place for members to share their diverse perspectives and experiences, advocacy, research, and clinical work for this theme issue and continuously into the future. Submissions not published in the theme issue will be considered for publication in future issues of SGIM Forum.

Submit your article to by 8/15/24 for consideration for publication in the November issue.

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Article Specifications

  • Please submit as a Word document in double-spaced type, one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman. It is appreciated if you type out your references as regular text for ease of review and copyedit instead of using the endnote field creation option;
    • Length: articles are a maximum of 1,000 words, including title of the article, list of names/degrees of the authors, bio blurbs for all authors, article text, and reference list.
    • Articles in our theme issues are limited to a maximum of 3 authors.
  • There is a limit on the number of authors to three (3) per article. Articles with a longer author list may be immediately returned without review or may be considered but with commensurate limitations on the length of the submitted article (due to publication space limitations). As with any scholarly publication, please carefully consider that listed co-authors should have sufficiently contributed to an article to warrant co-authorship.
    • Style: the article should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. In other words, the opening of the article should convey what the article is about; why it is important; why you are ideal to discuss the topics; and how the article will contribute to the literature. The ending should articulate how the article will contribute to the science, the literature, and the education.
    • References: Articles published in this special theme issue of the Forum are limited to 3 references ONLY. Pertinent references should be included with endnotes that are listed at the end of the article. Chicago Manual of Style or AMA Manual of Style should be used for reference formatting. Reference managers and associated plug-ins to assist with reference numbering may be used (e.g. EndNote’s Cite While You Write, Mendeley’s Citation Plugin, or Google Docs’ Paperpile), however, authors are strongly recommended to check that the appropriate style is selected and to manually check that the style correctly matches the necessary format.
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Theme Issue Editors

Headshot photo of Alfred Burger

Alfred Burger, MD, MS, SFHM, FACP

Mount Sinai Morningside/West
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
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Headshot photo of Shanu Gupta

Shanu Gupta, MD, FACP

Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Associate Professor of Medicine
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Headshot photo of Lubna Khawaja

Lubna Khawaja, MD

Southern Regional President
Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Professor
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