The Egyptian Journal of Medical Education

FAQ

Is there any publication fee?

No. Submission, peer review and publication process are totally free of charge.

What is the review policy?

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Papers are reviewed by at least three referees who have good knowledge and experience of the topic. All manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously. Our initial editorial review process (assessing scope and suitability for external review) is done by the Editor-in-chief and you will be notified as such if we do not find your paper suitable so you can submit your manuscript elsewhere as quickly as possible. The journal uses the double-blind review approach, meaning that both referees and authors are anonymous. The external peer review process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. The overall publication process however is usually around 4 weeks.

When will papers be published after acceptance?

Once a paper is accepted for publication, it takes approximately 24 hours to be published. However, this depends on how quickly authors respond to the proofs.

What are the main reasons for rejecting manuscripts without sending them to referees?

The editors will reject papers if they are not important to the study of education in the medical and health professions; do not contribute to a body of existing knowledge; are poorly organised; are without any critical analysis; or have a poor study size, an inappropriate methodology or if the discussion section is not based on the study results.

What is the journal’s ethical approval policy?

All research studies should be reviewed by an appropriate Research Ethics committee or Institutional Review Board in the author’s institution. A statement should also appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body which gave approval. If ethical approval was not required, the authors should state it within the method section. If authors do not have access to an ethics committee, they need to explain it in the manuscript how they have dealt with ethical issues for study participants.

 

What do I need to do if I cannot find the answer to my question in FAQs?

Please make sure you read through our author guidelines. Alternatively, contact EJME.