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Medical Education Journals

ACADEMIC MEDICINE
Description: International forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies that address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community.

Topic Areas: Theoretical and/or practical facets of education and training issues; health and science policy; institutional policy, management, and values; research practice; clinical practice in academic settings; other topics relevant to medical schools and teaching hospitals.
Types of Articles: Articles, perspectives, commentaries, research reports, special features (e.g. letters to the editor).
Acceptance Rate/Time: Acceptance rate: Up to 20%. Goal for notification: 60-90 days.


ADVANCES IN HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION
Description:
Forum for scholarly and state-of-the art research into all aspects of health sciences education. For those committed to improvement of health professions education: researchers & educators in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition and related disciplines.

Topic Areas: Admissions, problem-based and self-directed learning, faculty development, achievement testing, motivation, curriculum development, curricular comparisons, program evaluation, expertise development, clinical reasoning, continuing education, community-based education, and communication skills. Quantitative & qualitative research accepted.
Types of Articles: Not listed.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Not listed.


BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION

Description: BMC Medical Education is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research.
Topic Areas: Articles on undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education.
Types of Articles: Research articles, database, debate, software, study protocol, technical advance.
Acceptance Rate/Time: On-line publication upon acceptance (“fast”).


JOURNAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Description:Addresses continuing education and continuing professional development in the health sciences.

Topic Areas: Topics of special interest include: continuous quality improvement, health policy and performance, competency assessment, knowledge translation, team learning, and disease management.
Types of Articles: Not listed.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Not listed.


JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL SCIENCE EDUCATORS
Description:A peer-reviewed publication of the International Association of Medical Science Educators.

Topic Areas: The purpose of this electronic publication is to present scholarly activities, opinions, and resources in medical science education. Submissions that address a wide array of topics are invited.
Types of Articles: Original research manuscripts, reviews, editorials, opinion papers, and announcements of interest to IAMSE members.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Not listed.


MEDICAL EDUCATION
Description:Pre-eminent journal in the field of education for health care professionals and aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting world-wide or provocative issues and perspectives.

Topic Areas: The predominant emphasis in Medical Education is on work related to the education of doctors and medical students, and papers on interprofessional education are welcomed.
Types of Articles: Original research papers, review articles, discussion papers, special feature pieces, short reports of research in progress or of educational innovation, commentaries, letters to the editor.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Initial decision within 12 weeks. Decisions on most papers within 8 weeks.


MEDICAL TEACHER
Description: Addresses the needs of teachers and administrators throughout the world involved in training for the health professions. This includes courses at basic and post-basic levels as well as the increasingly important area of continuing education.

Topic Areas: New teaching methods, guidance on structuring courses and assessing achievement. A forum for communication between medical teachers and those involved in general education. The journal recognizes the problems teachers have in keeping up-to-date with the developments in educational methods that lead to more effective teaching and learning.
Types of Articles: Articles, short communications, letters.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Not listed.


TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MEDICINE
Description: An international forum for scholarly state-of-the art research on the purposes and processes of teaching and learning the education of medical professionals.

Topic Areas: Practical issues in the conduct of medical education, as well as issues more basic to medical education, and provide analysis and empirical research needed to facilitate educational decision making by administrators, teachers, and learners. Includes all levels of medical education, from premedical to postgraduate and continuing medical education
Types of Articles: Perspectives/editorials, analyses/reviews of literature, applied research, research basic to medical education, research methodology, developments, book reviews.
Acceptance Rate/Time: Not listed.



OTHER JOURNALS

EDUCATION FOR HEALTH

EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE

EVALUATION AND THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS

MEDICAL EDUCATION ONLINE

PÉDAGOGIE MÉDICALE

POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL ONLINE