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AMEE MedEdPublish Version 2 Launch Editorial


Hays, R, AMEE MedEdPublish Version 2 Launch Editorial, MedEdPublish pp. 11-15. ISSN 2312-7996 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.15694/mep.2018.0000139.1


AMEE MedEdPublish was launched two years ago as a new outlet for scholarship in medical education (Hays, 2016). The on-line journal format broke new ground in a context where the proportion of papers submitted to medical education journals achieving publication was falling sharply. All academic journals face challenges obtaining sufficient reviews to make sound judgements about the quality of the scholarship. Indeed, a substantial proportion of submitted papers are now rejected prior to reviews being invited. Further, while review processes are becoming increasingly open, concerns remain about the potential for various forms of bias in reviews (Smith, 2006). Authors may be confused with editorial decisions to reject manuscripts, despite positive peer reviews. These potential helpful trails of original submission, reviews, feedback, discussion and revision are generally hidden from the readership.

MedEdPublish has taken the approach of conducting initial, ‘light touch’ reviewing by editors, rapid on-line publication and facilitating open, ‘live’ discussion between reviewers, authors and the general readership on the strengths and weaknesses of each paper. Two years after implementation, it is timely to review the initial phase, explain the revised editorial management process and provide information about the software that is being introduced with this issue.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:medical education
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
UTAS Author:Hays, R (Professor Richard Hays)
ID Code:129443
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2018-11-29
Last Modified:2018-12-05

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