Kendi Neff-Parvin, WMJ Managing Editor
The Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) are pleased to announce the acquisition of WMJ, the peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal that has been published by the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) since 1903. The Society transferred ownership of the journal to the schools in August.
“As the Society looked to focus our efforts while continuing to offer members tools and resources to improve their personal and professional lives, we felt the journal could have broader impact through the medical schools while continuing to be a resource for the physicians of Wisconsin,” said Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA.
WMJ operations will be overseen by a Publication Board comprised of representatives from each school, as well as an ex officio member from the Society. Publication Board members, the editor-in-chief, and the Editorial Board will be announced in early 2020.
“This collaboration offers an opportunity for each of our institutions to come together and advance some of our common scholarly goals: fostering professional communication, nurturing emerging research, broadening the dissemination of public health science, and encouraging continuing education for medical and public health professionals,” said Joseph Kerschner, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and provost and executive vice president, Medical College of Wisconsin.
WMJ is available online at wmjonline.org and through the National Library of Medicine at PubMed.gov. In 2020, papers will be published online ahead of print each month, with quarterly print issues in March, June, September, and December.
“We are excited to bring WMJ forward into its second century of publication. In supporting this peer-reviewed journal, our aim is to provide a forum for thought leadership and an outlet for our faculty, residents, and students that showcases high quality ‘home grown’ research and discussion of the most pressing health issues in Wisconsin and beyond,” said Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health and vice chancellor for medical affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.