The seventh Hektoen International Grand Prix Essay Competition is currently open for submissions. Submissions close April 15, 2019 at 12pm CST.
To learn about our Summer Essay Contest, click here.
For a list of past winners, click here.
Contest rules and guidelines
- Submission of an article implies consent to publish in Hektoen International. If accepted for publication, an article may be published at any time regardless of the outcome of the competition. If major edits are made, proofs will be sent to the authors before publication.
- The contest is open to participants 18 years or older.
- For multiple author articles, only one person should submit the entry and communicate with the editors.
- Entries should be no longer than 1,600 words and must follow our article guidelines, including a cover page and proper formatting of both text and illustrations. Incomplete submissions will be deemed ineligible for submission.
- Articles may include images. If you provide an image, please review the guidelines in the Illustrations section below.
- Contest submissions should be sent to [email protected] by April 15, 2019 at 12pm CST.
- Submissions will be read by the editors and contest judges for Hektoen International. The editors of the journal will recommend submissions and edits for publication and contest judges will read the original submission presented by the author.
- The winners of the contest will be announced by email in 2019 and winning articles will be published in a 2019 issue of Hektoen International.
- Participants should certify that their work is original and that they have copyright ownership and permission to use any images submitted.
- Please send inquiries to [email protected].
Articles must be unpublished, original work that relates medicine to the humanities and no more than 1,600 words in length. Each submission should include:
- A cover page with:
- Author(s) names, titles/degrees, professional affiliation, and location (as you would like it listed in the journal)
- A biography no longer than 100 words
- The author’s contact information
- Article text with:
- The title and page numbers in the document header
- The full text of the article inTimes New Roman, size 12, and double-spaced. Please format in Chicago style (chicagomanualofstyle.org) or AMA style (www.amamanualofstyle.com)
- References for quoted and cited material formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style or AMA Manual of Style, with the endnotes in numerical order.
Please save the submission as a Word document by the author’s last name followed by the title (or abbreviated title).
For the article “Big Hugh” by Dr. Smith, save as follows:
Please include at least one image that complements the article being submitted. Rights to images must be acquired by the author prior to submission.
Images must be:
- High quality and saved as a .JPG
- Titled by author’s surname and short article name. For example, an image to accompany the article “Big Hugh” by Dr. Smith would be saved as follows: Smith_Big Hugh.jpg
- Accompanied by a caption. Provide a Word document with the following information:
- Caption and source (including address of website where you found the image)
- For artwork, please provide the title and date of work, the artist’s name, and the location of the artwork (museum or private collection)
- The caption should be sent as a Word document by author last name. In the example of Dr. Smith, the illustration would be captioned as follows: Smith_Caption.doc
Our confidentiality policy is based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Please refer to this document if you have any questions: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/. Authors/artists should protect the confidentiality of all persons and not reveal personal details without their consent.
The editorial board and the journal editors review contributions for appropriateness of originality, style, and content. All reviewers and editors advise the Editor-in-Chief, who makes the final decision on publication.
Authors retain the copyright to their submissions to Hektoen International. We request, however, that authors refrain from submitting their work for publication for four months after the piece has been published. Authors are requested to notify us and reference the Hektoen International website as the original publisher in subsequent publications of the article.
All submissions are presumed to be the stated author/artist’s original work. Authors are responsible for procuring the right to accompanying images.