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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

We request the following information for research articles. 

Title page- The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information:

  1. The title of the paper
  2. A short title not exceeding 50 characters for use as a running head
  • Names of authors
  1. Names of institutions at which the research was conducted
  2. Name, address, telephone number and email address of the corresponding author.

Abstract

The abstract should not exceed 300 words.  The abstract must include the following sections:

Introduction- the context and purpose of the study

Methods- how the study was performed, and statistical tests used

Results- the main findings

Conclusions- brief summary and implications

Keywords- five to ten key words

Main text

Introduction

The background section should provide a background to the study, a summary of existing literature and the aims of the study

Methods

The methods section should include the aims, setting and design of the study

Characteristics of participants

Clear description of process and any interventions

Results

This section should include the findings of the study, including appropriate results of statistical analyses, which must be included in text or as tables and figures.

Discussion

This section should discuss the implications of the findings in the context of existing research and highlight any limitations of the study.

Conclusions

This section should report the main conclusions, provide an explanation of importance and relevance of the study provided.

Notes on contributors

Declarations

All manuscripts must have the following:

  • Ethics and consent to participate
  • Competing interest

Journal of Medical Education Research requires all authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work.  All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests.  Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read- ‘The authors declare that they have no competing interests.’

  • Funding
  • Authors contributions
  • Acknowledgements

Citation

Journal of Medical Education Research uses Harvard reference style for its publications.

Reference Examples

Book

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Salway, J.G. 2016. Metabolism at a glance. 4th ed. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell.

Editor(s)

If you are referencing a book with an editor rather than an author, this should be indicated in the reference.

Family name, INITIAL(S) (of editor). ed(s). Year. Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Herrington, C.S. ed. 2014. Muir’s textbook of pathology. 15th ed. Boca Raton: Taylor Francis

Chapter in a book

If you are referencing a book with chapters written by different authors, you need to give details of the chapter, and the book in which you read it.

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Chapter title. In: Family name, INITIAL(S) (of editor). ed(s). Title of book. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher, page numbers.

e-book online

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. [Online]. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Example:

Ng, R. (2015). Drugs: from discovery to approval [Online]. 3rd ed. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. [Accessed 18 June 2018]. Available from: https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9781118907221

Journal Article

One author

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal Title. Volume (issue number), page numbers.

Example:

Corcoran, N. 2018 Exploring International Students' Food Choices Using Photovoice Techniques.  Journal of International Students 8 (1), pp175-193.

Two authors

Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal Title. Volume (issue number), page numbers.

Example:

Lindberg, C. and Oldfors, A. 2012 Prognosis and prognostic factors in sporadic inclusion body myositis Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 125, pp.353–358.

More than two authors

Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal Title. Volume (issue number), page numbers.

Cochrane Review

Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. [Online]. Issue number, article number. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Example:

Fisher C.A., Hetrick, S.E. and Rushford, N. (2010). Family therapy for anorexia nervosa. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. [Online]. Issue 6, Art. No.: CD004780. [Accessed June 22 2018]. Available from: http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004780.pub2/full

Website

Family name, INITIAL(S) (or company name). Year. Title. [Online]. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Example:

Arthritis Foundation [no date] What is Osteoarthritis? [Online]. [Accessed 25 June 2018]. Available at: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/osteoarthritis/what-is-osteoarthritis.php

Newspaper article

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Newspaper title. Date, page number(s).

Example:

Bee, P. 2018. Could stinging nettles cure hay fever? The Times. 26 June, pp. 6-7.

Newspaper article (online)

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Newspaper title. [Online]. Date. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Phillips, D. 2018. 'There are a lot of unknowns': British scientists set to work on Zika vaccine. The Guardian [Online]. 9 March [Accessed 26 June]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/09/british-scientists-work-on-zika-vaccine-brazil-recife-birth-defects

Leaflet

Family name, INITIAL(S) (or company name). Year. Title. [Leaflet]. Place of publication: Publisher.

For informal publications, such as leaflets, provide what details you can:

Example:

Cancer Research UK. 2003. Skin cancer: how to be sunsmart and reduce your risk. [Leaflet]. London: Cancer Research UK.

For more examples of references covering different types of source see any of the books referenced in the bibliography below.

Neville, C. (2007) The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism. London: Open University Press.

Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite Them Right: The Essential Referencing Guide. 10th ed. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Williams, K. and Carroll, J. (2009) Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

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