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16 Dec 2020 10:02 PM | Koshila Kumar

Changes to FoHPE for 2021 

We all recognised some positive aspects that emerged from 2020. The year also highlighted the need for change and better ways of working.  Your journal is no different and we would like to announce two main changes for FoHPE in 2021. One change is the move to Open Access, which we introduced several months ago (see more below). The other change is to our fee structure for publishing in FoHPE.   

Open Access (OA) will be a bonus for ANZAHPE and its members.  Open Access is the way all journals will be heading within the next few yearsTherefore, now is the time for FoHPE to move to OA which is certain to increase the profile of FoHPE and provide the opportunity to be more broadly recognised as a regional (and international) publication for Health Professions Education, and a flagship activity of ANZAHPE. If you would like to know more about Open Access have a look at the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group website. 

For ANZAHPE members, the fee structure for publishing in FoHPE will not change for 2021. 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.  Nevertheless, we have made some changes for non-member options as outlined below. 

The time frame for both of these changes is 1st February 2021. So keep an eye on the FoHPE website for news.  In summary, for 2021:

  • For membersit is still free to publish in FoHPE  

  • For non-members, we are increasing the publication fee by 20% = $600 per paper 

  • For non-members, we are removing the option to join as a member at time of acceptance/publication i.e. authors must be an ANZAHPE member when submitting a paper to receive free publication if accepted. 

To ensure a sustainable publication model, we will review publication fees in 2021, and anticipate that there may be some further increases to publication charges in 2022, for both members and non-members. However, members will always pay less to publish in FoHPE than non-members.

What else is new at FoHPE? 

The new Focus on Methodology series led by Prof Liz Molloy, has an exciting line-up of papers for 2021, including Prof Jenny Keating, Prof Ben Canny, Prof Lorelei Lingard and Prof Chris Watling See the previous issues, Volume 21.1, 2020  and the 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. 

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

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 the ANZAHPE Committee of Management on the editorial policy of the journal and coordinates peer-reviews of journal articles, among other tasks. Read more about the work of the Editorial Board 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, Associate Professor Karen Scott at  

Hot off the Press 

We are excited to announce that Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE) has just published its latest issue - Volume 21.3, 2020. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here.

Di Eley
Vice President & FoPHE Liaison, ANZAHPE


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