Revised Articles

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

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

Please note that:

  • Authors may not submit a revised version of their article 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.
  • The article must have received a minimum of two Panel member reviews.

Also, please note the following:

  • The initial article will have been published with its own unique DOI which will be retained.
  • The revised article is published with a new unique DOI, but readers will have access to the original article and all reviews and comments that are posted for the original article.
  • The original article will be closed for comments and reviews.
  • Changes should be in response to reviews submitted for the original article, should focus on addressing substantive issues raised by reviewers, and aim for improvement of the original article.
  • The title of the revised article should remain the same as for the original article, 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 article.
  • 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 article to review the revised version. Any reviews and star ratings received will be treated independently 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 article.  
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 article 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 substantive amendments must appear in the summary. 
Authors may not be added or removed when an article is being revised unless there is a specific statement placed in the Amendments from Verson 1 section to explain the reason for the change.