The latest issue of Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE), 2020 has been released - find the latest issue and previous issues here.
FoHPE is moving to Open Access!
We are excited to announce that the journal is moving to Open Access publishing. This is a true benefit to ANZAHPE members as it allows you to maximise the visibility of your research with no change from our current publishing model.
What does Open Access mean?
Open Access means free, unrestricted online access to research outputs such as journal articles and books. Open Access content is open to all, with no access fees.
What does Open Access mean to ANZAHPE members?
If you submit your manuscript to FoHPE and it is accepted, once your article is published, it will be available for anyone to read free of charge.
Is there any change in cost to publish in FoHPE, now that it is Open Access?
No there is no change to the current submission/publication process, which remains as follows:
- There is no fee associated with the submission and peer review process.
- If any of the authors are current financial members of ANZAHPE there will be no fee to publish
- If none of the authors is a current financial member of ANZHAPE they have the option of becoming a member (AU$285) or a fee of AU$500 will be applied.
We will announce when the switch to Open Access will be active, so in the meantime start thinking of submitting your next paper to FoHPE.
If you would like to know more about Open Access have a look at the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group website.
What else is new at FoHPE?
Led by Professor Liz Molloy, a new series called, “Focus on Methodology” is now underway. See Volume 21.2, 2020, Volume 21.1, 2020, and Volume 20.3, 2019 for featured papers in this exciting new series. At this stage, articles in this format are by invitation only but at a future date will be open to general submissions. Following on from Margaret Bearman’s inaugural paper on semi-structured interview questions in issue 20.3, issue 21.1 features Sarah Burm and Anna MacLeod’s focus on sociomaterialism. In issue 21.2, Robyn Woodward-Kron focuses on discourse analysis.
FoHPE accepts a range of manuscript types, including original research, reviews, innovative teaching and learning projects, short reports, discussion papers and letters to the editor. Details on all submission categories and guidelines are here.
Tips to help your research and your article be discovered quickly, across a broad audience and by the right people.
1) Publish in FoHPE, which gives you the benefits of Open Access as part of your ANZAHPE membership.
2) Throughout the writing process, keep going back to the main aim of your paper. Doing this as you write helps you stay focused on the main message you want to convey to the reader.
3) Think of 3-5 points that are the highlights of your research that you can incorporate into your abstract.
4) When you are finalising your paper, pay special attention to the title. A descriptive but “catchy” title that is appropriate to your paper’s content will be noticed and create more interest.
5) Carefully choose your keywords in this same manner. They should be descriptive and specific.
6) Read the author guidelines and ensure your manuscript meets the requirements – see FoHPE’s author guidelines here.
FoHPE writing workshop is moving online.
The writing workshop, which is normally run by the FoHPE editorial board at the annual conference, will be moved on-line as part of the ANZAHPE 2020 Professional Development Program. Registrations will open soon. See ANZAHPE Online for more details.
Want to improve your writing? Sign up to be a Reviewer.
FoHPE also provides the opportunity for writers to improve their writing and their critical appraisal skills through participating in the peer review process. Reviewers are the foundation of the peer review system. They generously provide their time and expertise to give back to the academic community and help maintain the dissemination of impactful Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) outcomes and innovations. Being a journal reviewer is also a great addition to your CV. Register as a reviewer here.
Please remember to update your reviewing interests – this greatly assists FoHPE associate editors when they assign reviewers to manuscripts. Please remember to check that your profile on FoHPE site includes your reviewing interests here.
FoHPE Website Technical Assistance:
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- Handy hint - Username is usually first name/underscore/last name (lower case).
- Forgotten passwords can be reset once username is entered.
- Please contact Jill Romeo at email@example.com or 0478 313123 if you need help accessing the FoHPE site or any other technical assistance with the FoHPE website.
Interested in joining the FoHPE Editorial Board?
The FoHPE Editorial Board is looking for new associate editors to join our collegial group of health professional education researchers. The Editorial Board acts as an advisory body to the Editor and ANZAHPE Committee of Management on the editorial policy of the journal and coordinates peer-reviews of journal articles, among other tasks. More information about the work of the Editorial Board is here.
If you’re interested in joining the Editorial Board, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your expression of interest to the current editor, A/Prof Karen Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org