Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

The publication process

Please note that BEME expects that review groups will first publish the results of their BEME review work as outlined below. Papers giving the results of the BEME review should not be published elsewhere in advance. The review group is encouraged to prepare papers based on the review’s findings for submission by the authors to relevant journals following publication of the review report. The BEME Collaboration must be acknowledged in all papers submitted for publication.

BEME Reviews are published in four formats.

  1. BEME PDF of authors manuscript of the Review on BEME website
  2. BEME Spotlight
  3. BEME Review document
  4. Paper in Medical Teacher


Online PDF Document

Your review when approved by the BEME Review Committee (BRC) will be uploaded by BEME in PDF format (as shown below) to the BEME website. Additionally, this news will be reported in the BEME News section and on MedEdWorld News.

SAMPLE: This is a SAMPLE (below) of what your review might look like when it is published to the BEME website. Please go to Published Reviews to view the complete list of available BEME Reviews.

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BEME Spotlight

 At the same time as the review group is informed about the acceptance of their review the group will be asked to produce the text for a Spotlight for publication.  This highlights the main conclusions and recommendations.  The Spotlight will be formatted in the BEME office.

SAMPLE: This is a SAMPLE (below) of what your BEME Spotlight might look like. Please go to Published Reviews to view the complete list of available BEME Spotlights.


BEME PDF for Purchase through AMEE website

A PDF of the review (similar to what is shown below) will be prepared based on the original approved manuscript. A final copy of this will be sent to the author for proofreading and an ISBN number will be issued. Following approval from the author the PDF of the completed BEME Review will be available for purchase in the AMEE shopping area. This will be announced in MedEdWorld and recorded on the BEME website.

SAMPLE: This is a SAMPLE (below) of what a PDF BEME published review might look like. Please go to Published Reviews to view the complete list of available BEME Reviews available for you to purchase online through AMEE.

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Medical Teacher

Your review will be published, once approved, in Medical Teacher. It will be listed in the content pages of the journal and indexed in Index Medicus. Authors will be asked to submit their review as a paper for publication in Medical Teacher.


Instructions for submitting your manuscript at Medical Teacher
  1. Please refer to information for authors before beginning your submission
  2. Go to the ScholarOne Manuscripts web page
  3. Log in with your account details OR if you don't already have an account, make an account and log in
  4. Select "Corresponding Author Centre"
  5. Select "Click here to submit a new manuscript"
  6. Follow the instructions on the page, including selecting "BEME Guides" in Manuscript Categories
Contacting the Editorial Office

For help or further clarification on any of the above, please contact

Susan Millar, Medical Teacher Journal Co-ordinator
Pat Lilley, Managing Editor

Medical Teacher
12 Airlie Place
Tel: +44 (0)1382 631994