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 A Renewed Call for Papers on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Over 3 years ago the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) issued a call for papers related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in graduate medical education (GME). Since then, we have published a large number of articles in areas ranging from program recruitment, assessment, curriculum, and faculty development to cross-specialty institutional initiatives.  

We are re-issuing this call for papers to continue these ongoing, essential conversations. As before, manuscripts focusing on any area relevant to GME are welcome, in all JGME article categories.

Authors can find guidance on how to submit a manuscript on the JGME website: Please indicate in the cover letter that the submission is in response to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice call. Papers on this topic will be reviewed preferentially at any time.

We recommend reviewing the standards for publishing on health inequities prior to submitting manuscripts. Suggested resources include:

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability, and age. 

Health Equity1
Health equity is the principle of providing everyone the opportunity to attain their full health potential while no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance. 

Inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, fostering difficult conversations, education, policy, and practice. The objective is creating a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution and community.

Justice is defined as eliminating practices and policies that have disparate impact on minority groups.


  1. Association of American Medical Colleges. Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection. Accessed May 29, 2020.


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