About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Insight is an annual student-run medical student research journal that serves as a medium to showcase and celebrate the research excellence at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). By highlighting the talented works of peers and faculty, our journal serves to inspire and ignite research interest early in medical education. Research is a way of pushing the folds of medicine—to contribute to advances that make a better future possible for patients. We invite you to approach our journal with an open inquisitive mind and to pass forward the wisdom and knowledge that you will gain through medical school. Finally, we invite you to join the medical community at IUSM in the journey toward becoming physicians who strive to create a better future for our patients through compassionate care, scientific inquiry, and hunger for knowledge.


Insight is published by the Indiana University School of Medicine. This journal is hosted and supported by IUPUI University Library and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Peer Review Process

Publication Schedule

Insight is published annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Copyright and Licensing

Copyright to works published in Insight is retained by the author(s). Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process.


This publication was made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.