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Medical Teacher

What are the publication charges for an article in Medical Teacher?

What font should I should I use in my submission, and what size should it be?

How much of the text is included in the word count?

Is there a limit on the number of authors who can contribute to a manuscript?

I'm having trouble adding co-authors to my paper. There does not appear to be any "add author" box or tab. How do I do this?

I am, with a colleague, intending to submit a paper for consideration for publication in Medical Teacher. I wonder if you could let me know whether joint first authorship is permitted.

I would like to write a Letter to the Editor. What is the latest date by which letters are accepted in response to a particular article?

Do I need to include an abstract when submitting a Letter to the Editor?

I am working on a manuscript - can I use the same information for a poster presentation at an upcoming conference?

The manuscript I uploaded today has an error/ I’ve uploaded the wrong file/I’ve forgotten to add an author to the author list – what should I do?

Can I make changes to my paper at proof stage?

I can’t find the copyright transfer form - can I submit my paper to Medical Teacher without one?

Do all co-authors have to sign the copyright form?

How can I get hold of a copy of my article once it is published?

I'd like to purchase a copy of the issue of Medical Teacher in which my paper is published.  Is this possible and how would I do this?

I am an AMEE member – do I have access to Medical Teacher online?

How can I request permission to photocopy or republish material?

What’s the correct way to cite a paper that has appeared in Early Online but has not yet been assigned to issue? 

Are authors permitted to upload a copy of their Medical Teacher article onto sites such as Research Gate or Academia?

If an author is sent an email from an individual person, who has read the abstract of the article, requesting a copy of the full paper, is it permissible to send it to them?

 



What are the publication charges for an article in Medical Teacher?

There are no fees for publication in Medical Teacher, although there are charges if you wish your paper printed in full colour in the journal or available with Open Access on the web site. Please contact Taylor and Francis for further information.

What font should I should I use in my submission, and what size should it be?

Times New Roman, 12 point. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch).

Manuscripts should be typed using double-spacing (except tables which should be single-spaced). All pages should be numbered.


How much of the text is included in the word count?

The word count includes all parts of the paper that would be published in the journal - abstract, text, Practice Points, Notes on Contributors, tables and figures, references and any acknowledgements.


Is there a limit on the number of authors who can contribute to a manuscript?

Whilst there is not a specified limit to the number of authors on a paper, authors are asked to ensure that each person listed as an author satisfies certain criteria. According to the International Committee on Medical Journal Ethics (ICMJE), an author is defined as one who has made substantial contributions to the conception and development of a manuscript. Taylor and Francis adheres to the ICMJE guidelines, which state that “authorship credit should be based on all of the following: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or advising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published”1. All other contributors should be listed as acknowledgements. All submissions are expected to comply with the above definition.

I'm having trouble adding co-authors to my paper. There does not appear to be any "add author" box or tab. How do I do this?

In the Authors section, under 'Add author,' search for your co-authors using their email address – if they do not have an account in the system, a box will appear in which you can add their details and create an account, and they will then be added to the paper.


I am, with a colleague, intending to submit a paper for consideration for publication in Medical Teacher. I wonder if you could let me know whether joint first authorship is permitted.

There's no problem about shared first authorship on the paper itself.  We can add an asterisk by the first two names and put a footnote at the bottom of the page by the contact information. However, it's not possible in the contents listing, either online or in the hard copy journal, and this of course applies to all the various publication indexes in which the paper is listed.

I would like to write a Letter to the Editor. What is the latest date by which letters are accepted in response to a particular article?

In the case of letters submitted in response to published articles, we would simply try to publish the letter as soon as possible after submission.  Just submit your letter as soon as you can, and mention in your cover letter that the letter is a response to an article.


Do I need to include an abstract when submitting a Letter to the Editor?

Abstracts are not required for Letters to the Editor – just put ‘Not applicable’ in the abstract field.

I am working on a manuscript - can I use the same information for a poster presentation at an upcoming conference?

It's fine to use the same information in a poster presentation as long as it's acknowledged in the paper.


The manuscript I uploaded today has an error/ I’ve uploaded the wrong file/I’ve forgotten to add an author to the author list – what should I do?

Contact the Editorial Office and ask for your paper to be unsubmitted.  The paper will be returned to your Corresponding Author Centre and you will be able to make any changes required.  You can then submit the paper as before.  This will not affect the reference number.


Can I make changes to my paper at proof stage?

Although you will receive proofs from Taylor and Francis before your paper is published, the purpose of these proofs is to pick up inaccuracies or typographical errors.  You will not be able to make editorial changes (e.g. changes in wording, adding references, etc.) at this stage.  It is essential therefore that you ensure that the version you submit for publication in Medical Teacher is your final version.


I can’t find the copyright transfer form - can I submit my paper to Medical Teacher without one?

The publisher will send you a copyright transfer form if your paper is accepted for publication, so you don’t have to send one during the submission process.  You will, however, have to return a completed form before your paper can be published, so do make you send it to the publisher, along with your proof corrections, as soon as possible once you have received it.

 

Do all co-authors have to sign the copyright form ?

Only the main or corresponding author needs to sign the copyright transfer form.


How can I get hold of a copy of my article once it is published?

The corresponding author is automatically sent a token access link to their article upon publication, which allows them to download a PDF copy of their paper.

 

I'd like to purchase a copy of the issue of Medical Teacher in which my paper is published.  Is this possible and how would I do this?

Authors can order copies of the issue in which their article is published at a preferential rate. Please contact the publisher for further information and a form.


I am an AMEE member – do I have access to Medical Teacher online?

Yes, you do, and you will be sent information on how to activate your Taylor and Francis account with your confirmation of membership. If you have any problems accessing Medical Teacher, contact the AMEE office.

 

How can I request permission to photocopy or republish material?

Taylor and Francis is partnered with the Copyright Clearance Center to meet your licensing needs. You can now obtain permission to reuse journal content quickly and easily directly from the website.

On any article page you can see a Reprints and permissions tab. This will give you the option to order reprints or request permissions for this article through the Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink® service.

Once opened, RightsLink enables you to obtain instant price quotes, place orders, and track all of your licensing activity in real time.

Further information can be found on the Taylor and Francis website.

 

What’s the correct way to cite a paper that has appeared in Early Online but has not yet been assigned to issue

You would just use the doi number in place of the volume and issue number. The year that the paper was posted online should also be included, but you don't need to specify the exact date that it was posted online.

For example:
Development and psychometric evaluation of the Undergraduate Clinical Education Environment Measure (UCEEM). Medical Teacher, 2013, doi:10.3109/0142159X.2013.835389.

 

Are authors permitted to upload a copy of their Medical Teacher article onto sites such as Research Gate or Academia?

Authors can only post their accepted manuscript (i.e. the version that has been accepted by the journal, but hasn’t been typeset/ copyedited etc. yet) on sites such as Research Gate and Academia, and only after a 6 months embargo.

 

If an author is sent an email from an individual person, who has read the abstract of the article, requesting a copy of the full paper, is it permissible to send it to them?

An author is allowed to send individual copies of the final published version in any format to colleagues upon their specific request, provided no fee is charged, and that there is no systematic distribution, e.g. posting on a list serve, website or automated delivery.

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