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.
Please review the External Submission Guidelines prior to submitting.

Submission Preparation Checklist

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 Author Guidelines.
    • APA References Formatting and Examples
    • 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. [1]). Create a numbered reference list at the end of your piece.
  • 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.

  • How to Submit

    Google Form for submission.

    *If you are unable to access the form, please be sure that you are logged into your Columbia or Barnard email.

    All documents submitted must be named and formatted correctly. Follow the naming schema: GYNECA_LastnameFirstname_SubmissionType (e.g. GYNECA_DoeJohn_OpEd.pdf, CUSJ_DoeJohn_OpEd.docx)