Indexing


Current Indexing Status

In March 2019, AMEE MedEdPublish was indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).  This significant step aims to secure the listing of MedEdPublish as a quality peer-reviewed open access journal.  All articles which have achieved a 'Recommended' status are currently being indexed with the service starting with the most recently published first.  We anticipate that it may take several months until the full catalogue is available. You can view our listing here.

While only 'Recommended' articles are put forward for indexing, all articles continue to be visible through Google and Google Scholar searches. Our future plans include indexing in further major databases such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus.  In most cases, the inclusion of articles for indexing will be applied retrospectively to 'Recommended' articles, although the timelines may differ from index to index.  Additionally, not all indexes accept all article types.  We will continue to keep you informed about our progress.

Why are only 'Recommended' articles put forward for indexing?

In the traditional publishing model, articles are peer-reviewed before publication, giving readers an indication that the article has reached the expected criteria for publication.  AMEE MedEdPublish is a post-publication peer-reviewed journal, which means that the peer-review process takes place after publicationConsequently articles can exist in three states:

  1. Not yet peer-reviewed;
  2. Peer-reviewed but not yet meeting expected standards for indexing (author revision encouraged)
  3. Peer-reviewed and of acceptable standard for indexing ('Recommended')

'Recommended' status is determined by an article's star-rating.  To become 'Recommended' an article must be reviewed by a minimum of two Review Panel members and receive at least two 4-star (or above) ratings, OR at least two 3-star ratings AND one 4-star (or above) rating.  Panel members are selected by the Editors for their expertise in reviewing articles within the scope of the journal.  For more information on 'Recommended' status, please see the Guidelines for Authors and Guidelines for Reviewers.

What can I do to make my article 'Recommended'?

The nature of post-publication peer review means that we cannot guarantee when an article will be reviewedOur publishing model encourages community discussion and feedback but in terms of 'Recommended' articles only Panel member reviews are taken into account.  This is to ensure a degree of consistency in how articles are rated.  You can identify a Panel member review by the 'P' icon in an orange circle that appears beside the reviewer name: 



If your article has not achieved 'Recommended' status after receiving two Panel member reviews, you have the option of waiting for further reviewer feedback or revising your article after 28 days has passed.  For information about revisions, see our Revised Article policy.  The Editors invite Panel reviewers for all published articles but we cannot guarantee they will accept the invitation.  Invitations are sent at the point of publication and we are unable to assist with articles that do not subsequently receive Panel member reviews but please note that the review process remains open and Panel member reviews can be placed at any time.  To maximise your chances of receiving reviews, we strongly encourage author nomination of reviewers with your original submission although we cannot guarantee that either the Editors will select your nominated reviewers or that they will accept the invitation.  Any author-nominated reviewers who are invited by the Editor will be given Panel member status for that article only.