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International Journal of Medical Education

The IJME is a well established on-line journal available to the international medical education community which aims to publish high quality papers on medical education with an emphasis on an international audience. The journal provides a fair and quick peer-review process so that papers can be rapidly made available in an open-access format to the on-line community. This allows international readers, who do not necessarily have access to all the main medical educational journals, to cite current research and developments published in IJME for their own publications.

Healthcare professionals engage in clinical practice, teaching and research. However, their fundamental role in teaching clearly can contribute towards pedagogical research. Such studies can be the first steps in improving teaching and learning practices, evaluating educational programs and generating and testing educational theories.

The focus of the journal is on the areas of medical and clinical education in the health professions listed in the ‘aims and scope’ section. We hope to provide a useful forum where medical, nursing, dental and veterinary educators, both basic scientists and clinicians, from around the world can share educational ideas and developments. Nevertheless higher education is becoming globalised with students moving around the world to study their chosen courses and institutions of higher education are deliberately attracting overseas students. Therefore we need an evidence base to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment methods are suitable for this global audience.

Medical education and practice is predominantly a multicultural and multiethnic activity where many medical schools and hospitals world-wide are populated by students and doctors from many different countries and cultures who study and work together. We wish to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences that derive from the different cultures in which the practice of medical education occurs throughout the world. This may contribute towards the internationalisation of medical education principles.

In order to further this global philosophy the journal will not charge for publication which we hope will encourage more authors to share their work with the international medical education community and their associated health professions.  We hope all healthcare professionals will consider engaging in educational research and submitting their findings to IJME.


Since the launch in early 2010, we have been determined to index the IJME in as many databases as possible. The journal is now indexed in Google Scholar, CrossRef, EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest, Australian Education Index (papers from Australia only), JournalSeek, OpenJ-Gate, IndexCopernicus, Scirus and Elsevier (EMCare).


International Journal of Medical Education (IJME) is indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

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