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The Jaffna Medical Journal as a forum for undergraduate research

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Sarangan Ketheesan,

University of New England, AU
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Rajaratnam Natkunam,

University of New England, AU
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Natkunam Ketheesan

University of New England, AU
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Abstract

It is unfortunate that over the last 65 years many factors have contributed to the sporadic publication of the Jaffna Medical Journal (JMJ). To sustain publication as a regular periodical, it is important to explore avenues to increase the number of submissions of high-quality manuscripts. One untapped source that could significantly enhance the number of submissions to JMJ are manuscripts arising from research undertaken by undergraduate students. To enable such students to produce high quality manuscripts from the work they carry out, students have to be adequately trained and mentored. We are of the view that if appropriate training is provided for undergraduates it will not only help JMJ in the short-term but also nurture the aspirations of future clinicians and researchers who have an interest in inquiry. Moreover, such an investment in student training and capacity building will ensure the future continuity of the Journal.
How to Cite: Ketheesan S, Natkunam R, Ketheesan N. The Jaffna Medical Journal as a forum for undergraduate research. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2019;31(1):26–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v31i1.63
Published on 19 Aug 2019.
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