About the Journal

Focus and Scope

MICH: The Student Journal of the Michener Institute is an annually-published compendium showcasing some of the original work of our students as well as students cross-listed through the University of Toronto. This journal contains a variety of works on subjects including: chiropody, genetics technology, medical laboratory sciences, nuclear medicine, and respiratory therapy. The articles showcased here are in a variety of formats, including traditional articles as well as a variety of other mediums including artistic renditions, video essays, etc.

Publication Frequency

MICH publishes one issue per year.

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.

To facilitate this, MICH publishes all its materials under a Creative Commons License (specifically CC-BY). A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted "work". A CC license allows an author to give other people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they (the author) have created.

Code of Ethics for Authors

  • Authors will conduct their research in line with best practices and regulations of their professional bodies and home institutions. Authors will adhere to the guidelines of TCPS 2 (2014): the latest edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. The paper complies with the ethical requirements of Informed Consent and any conflict of interest has been declared.
  • All authors must be named on the manuscript, and in the order in which they would like to be acknowledged, at the point of submission. 
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author retains copyright of their work. The author will acknowledge MICH as the first place of publication in subsequent use, such as placement in an Institutional Repository.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Style Guidelines.
  • The author has obtained the permission of the copyright holder for the inclusion of any third party material, including images, in the text.
  • There has been no falsification or fabrication of data findings.
  • The paper includes no instances of plagiarism, such as verbatim copying of another’s work and submitting it as one’s own, or changing words and phrases while retaining the essential content of another’s work.
  • Publication has been approved by all co-authors and responsible authorities at the organization where the work has been carried out. 
  • Anonymous manuscripts will not be accepted.


  • The opinions of our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team or MICH. The authors are solely responsible for the content of their submitted material.
  • The editorial team and peer-review process will typically identify and reject submitted material with serious ethical, legal and academic issues. However, it must be recognized that like any other process, mistakes can be made. Therefore we state:
  • By submitting written material to MICH, the author hereby agrees to assume full legal responsibility in any matter that may arise due to the publication of their submission(s). This can include, but is not limited to, issues of data falsification, libel/slander, moral misconduct, academic misconduct, and plagiarism.

Copyright Notice

As a condition of publication in MICH, all authors agree to the following terms of licensing/copyright ownership:

  • First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to MICHbut copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Works published in MICHwill be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0)
  • Authors grant permission for their work to be indexed in full-text form in commercial indexes.
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in MICH.
  • It will be the responsibility of the authors to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of third-party materials in their manuscript. Authors will be required to provide written evidence of this permission upon acceptance of their manuscript.