Revised Papers

AMEE MedEdPublish permits authors the opportunity to revise their their published article ONCE.

After authors have read (and responded to) peer reviews placed on their published article, authors may submit one revised version of their original paper, taking into account the comments and star ratings from reviewers. 

Please note that:

  • Authors may not submit a revised version of their paper until a period of 28 days has passed after the publication of the first version.  This is to ensure that reviewers have had enough time to peer review the first version, and that authors take the reviewers’ comments into account.
  • Authors have a maximum of SIX MONTHS after the publication of the first version to submit a revised version free of charge.  If authors submit after the six-month deadline, they will be charged the full submission fee for a new paper which is currently £90.00.  This charge will also apply to those who hold an AMEE Individual or Student membership if a revision is submitted after the six month deadline.
Also, please note the following:
  • The initial paper will have been published with its own unique DOI which will be retained.
  • The revised paper is published with a new unique DOI, but readers will have access to the original paper and all reviews and comments that are posted for the original paper.
  • The original paper will be closed for comments and reviews.
  • Changes should be in response to reviews submitted for the original paper, should focus on addressing substantive issues raised by reviewers, and aim for improvement of the original paper.
  • The title of the revised paper should remain the same as for the original paper, except where suggested specifically by reviewers.
  • The number, order and names of authors should remain the same as in the original except where changes are made to address specific reviewers’ comments.
  • The word count should remain the same (+/-10%) except where reviewers’ comments specifically suggest expansion of a section of the original paper.
  • The citation list should remain the same (+/-10%) except where the reviewers’ comments specifically suggest stronger links to the literature.
  • Revisions should not address solely grammatical and spelling errors, although these may be addressed if the revision also addresses substantive issues raised by reviewers.
  • Provided the revision meets the basic criteria and is accepted for publication, all revisions will go through a further review process, and invitations will be sent inviting reviewers of the original paper to review the revised version. Any reviews and star ratings received will be treated independentely of those placed on the first version. It is possible that a revision will receive negative reviews and a lower star rating than the original version.
  • If a revised version has been submitted and it does not meet the above criteria, it may be rejected and authors will not be permitted a further revision of the same article.
If authors elect to submit a revised version, a new template will open, and it will be auto-populated with some of the information from the first version.  Authors may edit any of the fields.
Fields that will be pre-populated from the first version will be:
  • Title
  • Authors (with the ability to add or remove authors)
  • Other ancillary fields, such as Abstract, Take Home Message, Notes on Contributors, Bibliography/References, and Appendices.
Main body fields, the original MS-Word document and supplementary files will not be copied over, and will have to be re-entered by the author.
Authors will also have to complete a text box labelled Amendments from Version 1.  As it implies, this information is a summary of the differences between Version 1 and Version 2 (the revised version) of the paper.  

Please note that if a revised version is approved for publication, the information placed into the Amendments from Version 1 field will be published with the revised version of the paper and will be displayed as Author Revision Notes under the Author area of the published revision. These should highlight to journal readers and potential reviewers a summary of the revisions which have been made. All substantiative amendments must appear in the summary. 

Authors may not be added or removed when a paper is being revised unless there is a specific statement placed in the Amendments from Verson 1 section to explain the reason for the change.