Butler University has released the first volume of its student-driven, multimedia healthcare review journal. The school says the debut edition of BU Well covers topics ranging from phone apps to track daily health to financial wellness.
The first edition features nine articles. Each includes a print story, a YouTube interview with the primary author and an infographic. Students working on the BU Well editorial board create the infographic and interview sections. Thirty students representing four of Butler’s six colleges run the journal. Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Erin Albert serves as founding executive editor.
Anne Leighty is editor-in-chief for the 2016-2017 school year. In a release, she said the journal "allows students to work on technical things like writing and editing, but then also on their creativity when designing an infographic and interview questions."
Butler will accept submissions for next year’s second volume from August 18-December 16. The edition’s theme will be "The Future of Healthcare." The board is looking for original and scholarly healthcare articles from students, residents, faculty, healthcare professionals and others from any geographic location.
You can see the first issue by clicking here. The project is being funded through a Butler Innovation Fund Grant.