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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

BMC Medical Education is recruiting new Associate Editors

New Content Item © PixabayWe are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.

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New Content ItemThe relationship between learning styles and academic performance in TURKISH physiotherapy students

New Content ItemTraining to reduce LGBTQ-related bias among medical, nursing, and dental students and providers: a systematic review
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Featured article: Student progress decision-making in programmatic assessment: can we extrapolate from clinical decision-making and jury decision-making?

What can high-stakes  court room decisions teach us about medical education?   Read this review to find out

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Featured blog: Paving the desire paths of health information needs - Teaching students to edit Wikipedia

New Content Item © PixabayResearch recently published in BMC Medical Education found that pharmacy students can improve access to quality medicines information by editing Wikipedia pages. Here, Prof. Tina Brock and Prof. Dorie Apollonio describe the research performed by themselves and their colleagues and its potential dual benefits for students and society.


  1. Authors: Cheo Lian Yeo, Selina Kah Ying Ho, Vina Canlas Tagamolila, Sridhar Arunachalam, Srabani Samanta Bharadwaj, Woei Bing Poon, Mary Grace Tan, Priyantha Ebenezer Edison, Wai Yan Yip, Abdul Alim Abdul Haium, Pooja Agarwal Jayagobi, Shrenik Jitendrakumar Vora, Simrita Kaur Khurana, John Carson Allen and Ereno Imelda Lustestica

    Content type: Research article

  1. Authors: Martin Dawes, William Summerskill, Paul Glasziou, Antonino Cartabellotta, Janet Martin, Kevork Hopayian, Franz Porzsolt, Amanda Burls and James Osborne

    Content type: Debate

Aims and scope

BMC Medical Education is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine.


Assistant Editor

Section Editors

Sigrid Harendza, Section Editor

Sigrid Harendza is professor for internal medicine and educational research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Sigrid joined the BMC Medical Education Editorial Board in 2013.

Data Support Services pilot

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Medical Education, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
    2793 mentions