• Publishes empirical studies, fosters theoretical discussions, and addresses practical implications
  • Emphasizes reviews of important developments in the field
  • Presents new ideas for health sciences education that describe interesting new educational tools, approaches, or solutions
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Rachel Ellaway
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.761 (2018)
Impact factor
3.298 (2018)
Five year impact factor
42 days
Submission to first decision
223 days
Submission to acceptance
284,710 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-1677
Print ISSN
1382-4996
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