BU Well, Butler University’s open-access, multimedia, student-run healthcare journal, published its second volume on Friday, April 21. The volume features eight articles on a variety of health-related topics ranging from ulcerative colitis, to the layout of a grocery store, to language barriers in the medical profession.
BU Well uses three formats to deliver information: print, an informational YouTube interview video, and an infographic highlighting key aspects of an article or other health topic. The open-access journal is available on Butler University’s Digital Commons website, http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/buwell/.
“BU Well is one of the nation’s only student-run, peer reviewed multimedia healthcare journals,” said Anne Leighty, a third-year Pharmacy student and Editor-in-Chief of BU Well. “This experience allows students to view and edit the work of their peers and then use their own ideas and thoughts on a topic to create an infographic and interview. This opportunity allows students to work on technical things like writing and editing, but then also on their creativity when designing an infographic and interview questions.”
The second volume contains eight articles. Four articles discuss the connection between healthcare workplace culture and community wellness, including mental health and how personality types can help communication between pharmacists and patients. The remaining articles cover an array of topics and they provide a unique perspective to all aspects of healthcare.
Nearly 25 students from three of the six colleges at Butler University participated in the publication of the journal. Two Assistant Professors of Pharmacy Practice, Dr. Annette McFarland and Dr. Sheel M. Patel, serve as faculty advisors. The third volume will accept submissions beginning in the fall semester. Please follow our website for more information on how to submit an article for possible publication. BU Well invites students, residents, faculty, healthcare professionals and others to submit both original and scholarly healthcare articles for publishing consideration.
More information is available at BU Well’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BUWellJournal and on Twitter @BUWellJournal.