The first issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Medical Research (JUMR), the official publication of Medical Education Unit of the North Bengal Medical College has been published in January 2019. The journal, an easily accessible, peer-reviewed journal, a first of its kind in West Bengal, attempts to provide a platform for undergraduate medical students, for publication and wider dissemination of original research undertaken by them during their undergraduate years including project works undertaken as part of their academic curriculum. In addition the journal also considers for publication brief research articles, special articles, case reports and letters to editor from them. Review articles and editorials, of importance to the undergraduate medical students, are welcome from students and faculty alike for publication in the journal.
Initially two issues will be published annually in both print and electronic format in January and July. With time the journal will attempt to get it indexed in the major international indexing systems and increase the frequency of its publication to a quarterly (four issues per year) one. The journal will strive to become a resource for publication of quality research work for undergraduate students from all over West Bengal and India. In time the journal should be able to attract research papers from undergraduate medical students from around the world.