• 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 (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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3.629 (2021)
Impact factor
4.057 (2021)
Five year impact factor
19 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
407,219 (2021)
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1573-1677
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1382-4996
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