The Submission-to-Publication Process



Any health educator or learner may submit materials to be considered for peer review. All submitting authors must complete the MedEdPORTAL submission form hosted at ScholarOne Manuscripts. There are no fees associated with submission processing and/or publishing. 

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All submissions are screened by MedEdPORTAL staff to ensure they meet minimal scholarship requirements and do not violate any copyright or patient privacy standards or laws. For more information on preparing materials for submission, please see our  Submission Instructions. Authors are encouraged to rectify all screening concerns prior to submission to avoid delays in processing.

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Peer Review

All items submitted by authors that successfully clear the screening process must also pass through the MedEdPORTAL peer review process. Two invited expert reviewers are selected by the editor-in-chief or associate editor and may recommend one of the following three publication decisions:

  • Accept
  • Revisions Required
  • Reject

The editor-in-chief evaluates the submitted reviews and makes the final publication decision. A formal decision e-mail is sent to the primary author regarding the publication decision and includes comments and recommendations from the reviewers.

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If the submission passes peer review, MedEdPORTAL staff prepare the resource for final publication. This process involves copyediting and formatting the Educational Summary Report and transferring all submission details and the peer reviewed appendices to the MedEdPORTAL site.

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Publishing Schedule

As an online publication, MedEdPORTAL publishes on a continuous basis, averaging 15-20 publications per month. Authors receive a notification when their publication is live on the MedEdPORTAL website as it is then searchable and downloadable.

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