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Maine Medical Center Launches Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal

October 18, 2018

Contact: Matt Wickenheiser
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First Issue of the Journal of Maine Medical Center set for July 2019; Submissions Sought Now

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PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Medical Center’s Medical Education Department is launching the state’s only peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to original research in the health sciences and is seeking submissions from all professionals working in a clinical healthcare and/or medical education setting.

Launching this new publication supports MMC’s academic mission by presenting original scholarly work, timely and emerging information and other important clinical knowledge that will benefit health care providers, their patients and the community.

“One of our primary goals in launching the Journal of Maine Medical Center is to help develop early- career health care colleagues as published researchers, an important aspect of professional growth,” said Bob Bing-You, M.D., MMC Vice President of Medical Education. “The professional development, identity formation and continuing education that are all part of becoming a published researcher will also elevate clinician engagement throughout the region.”

Bing-You added that the creation of this new platform for research will also heighten the focus on inter- professional education and patient care. In addition, rural healthcare and the unique opportunities and challenges it presents will also be highlighted in the Journal. Sharing knowledge through articles will magnify innovation within the regional health care system, and strengthen regional workforce efforts through augmented professional connections.

The first issue of the open-access, web-based Journal of Maine Medical Center is set to be published in July 2019; all article submissions for this first issue will need to be provided by January 1, 2019. Full details and submission guidelines can be found at

Submissions sought include:

  • Original Research
  • Best Practices in Clinical Medicine Articles
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Exemplars
  • Innovation Highlights
  • Case Reports
  • Reviews
  • Commentaries / Invited Editorials.

This opportunity is open to all professionals working or training in a clinical healthcare and/or medical education setting, regardless of geography, organization or discipline.

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2018-2019, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 8,700 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit


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