Fees, Revenue and Advertising

IMPORTANT: Our fees have changed.

Revised fees for 2021

From January 2021, authors will no longer be charged to submit a manuscript, but articles accepted for publication will only be published upon payment of an article processing charge (APC). This covers the administrative cost of processing and publishing your manuscript, including editorial checks, hosting, typesetting and other aspects of production, as well as technical development and maintenance of the publishing platform and administrative support during peer review. No fee will be payable until an editor has screened the manuscript and determined it is in scope and meets our standards for publication ethics. If the APC is not paid within 4 weeks of provisional acceptance, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.
 
Upon provisional acceptance and payment of the APC, the article will undergo processing but it remains the authors’ responsibility to ensure all changes requested by the editors or our administrative team are made promptly. Manuscripts which are reopened to authors for changes will be rejected by the system if they are not resubmitted within six weeks and the article processing charge will not be refundable. In addition, if serious problems are identified with the manuscript after acceptance and payment of the APC, including, but not limited to, research ethics, copyright or conflicts of interest that we could not reasonably have foreseen, the APC will not be refunded.  
 
Article processing charges will be applied as follows:
Standard fee: £750
AMEE individual and student members: £600
HINARI group A countries*: Free
HINARI group B countries*: £375 non-members / £300 AMEE members
Active Panel Reviewers**: £600 non-members / £480  members
 
* HINARI group A and B countries are defined by the World Health Organisation. A current list is available here: https://www.research4life.org/access/eligibility/
** Active Panel Reviewers will qualify for a 20% discount on article processing fees. We define active as having placed 3 reviews in the 6-month period prior to the submission. Reviews are monitored for quality by the Editors and Panel status may be revoked if the review does not reflect our guidance for Panel Reviewers. 
 
The article processing charge includes one free revision of the article – see our revised articles policy for further details. 

AMEE individual members are eligible for discounted submissions. A full-price annual membership can be purchased for £115. Discounted membership is available for students (£45) and those from less well-resourced countries (£44). Membership confers a host of other benefits, including access to the AMEE-MedEdWorld webinar series, electronic subscription to Medical Teacher and discounted rates for ESME courses and the annual AMEE conference.

To purchase an AMEE membership, please visit https://amee.org/membership. Note that separate arrangements apply for institutional members.

Revenue sources

MedEdPublish is funded through AMEE Membership and author submission fees.  Themed issues do not receive any special sponsorship or funding.
 

Advertising

The MedEdPublish website will have limited and unobtrusive advertising on the Home Page only. Advertisements will be restricted to conferences, courses and other educational activities and/or educational products and services. Advertisements will be clearly identified as advertisements, and will not be juxtaposed to a related article. We do not display personalised advertising based on user demographics, location or behaviour. The Editor will have the final say on any advertisements published.
 

Direct Marketing

For marketing and other purposes, MedEdPublish will, from time to time, email registered users.  Email addresses, however, will not be shared with third parties, unless required by law. 
 
MedEdPublish will be promoted through the AMEE network (including the website and social media), and articles invited for publication through membership lists.