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Aims and scope

The Journal of CME (JCME) is an open access, peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed, online-only journal publishing articles that address aspects of CME-CPD planning, design, delivery, assessment and regulation. JCME aims to serve as the principal international journal for those who provide, accredit, partake in and benefit from the practice of CME-CPD. Articles sought include original articles on the practical application of CME-CPD methods, techniques and case studies, as well as opinion pieces on CME-CPD regulatory issues in the form of editorials, commentaries and letters. 

The Editor-in-Chief makes decisions on submissions based upon merit (i.e. technically sound, well-written), the potential to inform the CME-CPD community and relevance to our international audience.

Types of articles 

►“Research Article” covering topics within the practice, methods, techniques and outcomes of CME-CPD programmes and systems from all stakeholder perspectives (up to 4,000 words).

►“Review Article” or "Systematic Review" consisting of narrative or systematic reviews of the CME-CPD literature (up to 4,000 words).

►“Brief Report” is a short (up to 2,500 words), narrowly focused article expressing objective opinions, experiences or perspectives on an important area in CME-CPD.

►"Editorial” on topics of general CME-CPD interest is written by editorial/board members or solicited by the Editor-in-Chief.

►“Meeting Report” on proceedings or report of a relevant meeting.  

►“Letter to the Editor” discusses recent publications in JCME or timely developments in relevant topics published elsewhere.

►“Comment” is a personal opinion or a perspective about the CME-CPD field, a recent publication in JCME, or timely developments in relevant topics published elsewhere (up to 1,000 words). 

►"Collections” are a collection of themed articles typically commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief. Suggestions and enquiries from potential guest editors, meeting organisers and sponsors are welcomed.

All supplementary articles are subject to the same rigorous peer review as regular journal articles.

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