Columbia Undergraduate Journal of Gynecology and Women's Health
Instructions for External Submissions
The goal of the GYNECA’s first issue is to create a more informal
platform to share thoughts on various global health topics related to
women’s health and gynecology, and build a community conversation.
Posts from fellow students and professionals alike can make daunting,
unfamiliar public health topics more approachable to both the
Columbia undergrad community and to the general public. The issue
hopes to foster a space among students engaged in women’s health
to share experiences, stories, and advice.
All writing should
be concise and “approachable” to readers unfamiliar with the topic.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off
their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and
submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Authors published in GYNECA will retain all rights to their work
except the right to publish in another undergraduate level
journal; work previously published in such a journal will not be
considered for publication in GYNECA. The editors of GYNECA
additionally ask that submissions to GYNECA not be concurrently
considered for publication by other undergraduate-level journals.
All authors and their mentors must sign off on the author
agreement and secondary mentor agreement which can be found in
the submission form.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements
outlined in the
APA Reference List Formatting: Number the citations
consecutively according to the first mention of each
source in the text (using the same number for subsequent
references to the same source). Place the number in a
square bracket at the end of the respective sentence
(ex. ). Create a numbered reference list at the end of
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics
rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all
illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at
the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
You certify that this assignment/report is your own work, based on
your personal study and/or research and that you have acknowledged
all material and sources used in its preparation, whether they be
books, articles, reports, lecture notes, and any other kind of
document, electronic or personal communication.