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AMEE to leverage F1000’s technology to deliver greater impact for MedEdPublish Journal authors

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) has partnered with open research publisher F1000 to migrate MedEdPublish onto a new publishing platform utilizing F1000’s trailblazing technology. This expands their existing relationship with Taylor & Francis which runs across multiple projects including the publishing of Medical Teacher

Founded in 2012 by AMEE, MedEdPublish is an open access journal that enables academics, teachers, clinicians, researchers and students to publish their experiences, views and research findings relating to teaching, learning and assessment in medical and health professions education. The journal has published over 1,300 articles to date and already utilises the same post-publication open peer review model as F1000.  

The move will see several benefits and enhancements for authors, including a more streamlined submission process, speed of publication, a variety of article types accepted and the additional input of F1000’s expert editorial team. Their involvement, alongside F1000’s underlying technology, will make the publication process smoother and faster for authors.  

Furthermore, F1000 supports FAIR data principles and authors will be able to share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and  improving public trust in research.  

Claire MacRae, Education Officer, AMEE, said: 
“We at AMEE are very excited to be partnering with F1000 to take MedEdPublish to the next level. By using F1000’s technology, we are able to retain the core principles of openness and transparency that are at the heart of the MedEdPublish model, while allowing us to stay at the forefront of new innovations in academic publishing. Handing over the day-to-day publishing activities to the experts at F1000, will allow us to focus on the long-term future of the journal, and to expand the range of supporting services and education we are able to offer to our community.” 

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000 said:  
”I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with such a like-minded organisation as AMEE, who have developed a publishing model so similar to the F1000 approach. This partnership is also one of the first to take full advantage of F1000 being a part of the Taylor & Francis Group, thereby providing AMEE with a broad range of publication options from the more traditional approach with T&F for some of their titles including their flagship Medical Teacher, through to the fully Open Research approach with F1000 for MedEdPublish.” 

Ronald M Harden, AMEE General Secretary said:
"MedEdPublish is a journal of AMEE and recognises the trend to open access publishing and post-publication review by the health professions education community. MedEdPublish complements AMEE’s other journal, Medical Teacher, and provides teachers, curriculum developers, researchers, managers and administrators with an easily accessible platform on which to share their work and to receive feedback. Through MedEdPublish, we aim to promote collegiality and scholarship among authors, reviewers and readers, with the aim of enhancing health professions education internationally.”

The new platform is expected to launch in October 2021. Following the migration, AMEE will continue to fully control the MedEdPublish Platform, setting its scope and strategic direction. F1000 will assist AMEE by building and maintaining the new publishing platform, as well as providing additional support for authors. All articles published on the existing MedEdPublish site will be migrated onto the new platform, including all peer reviews and revisions.  
About F1000  
F1000 fosters a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future. They achieve this through providing open research publishing platforms and services to research funders and institutions, including the European Commission, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as directly to researchers through its own open research publishing platform, F1000Research.  
F1000 is wholly owned by the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Group company.  
About AMEE

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. AMEE supports teachers and institutions in their current education activities and in the development of new approaches to curriculum planning, teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and education management. The AMEE community of members and non-members spans 100 countries on five continents. 

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