Submit an online post

Whether you are new to writing for publication or not, if you are willing to present and discuss health-related topics, from science and medical practice to ethics and politics, we invite you to write an online post!

 

What is an oline post?

This submisstion type consists of articles which are exclusively published on our website, meaning that they are not published in the indexed journal. Articles will be peer-reviewed, following a similar but more targeted approach.

What topics can I write about?

You can pick topics regarding the following sections: Careers, Communicating Science, Ethics, Medical Education, Medical Practice, Public Health & Management.

How long shoud my online post be?

These articles should be no more than 600 words long (references not included).

How can I submit my proposal?

To submit an online post, please send your proposal to actamedicaportuguesastudent@gmail.com.

Who will decide whether or not it will be accepted?

First, the Editorial Team will ensure that the work fits within the scope of AMP-Student. Then, the proposal will be evaluated and commented upon by two reviewers at least, which are responsible for advising the editors. There are three possible decisions: accepted / accpeted with changes / rejected.

Please note, there is no guarantee of publication and the editors reserve the right to reject articles if they do not fall within the scope of AMP-Student. Articles that are accepted are likely to require some revision based on comments from reviewers before they are published. This process can take up to two months.

What are the evaluation criteria?

Although these criteria are not exhaustive, here are some questions you should ask:

  1. Is this an important subject for students and junior doctors?
  2. Does the online post meet originality and novelty criteria? Has a similar article been published before?
  3. What are the main claims of the online post and how significant/useful are they?
  4. Are the claims properly placed in the context of published literature?
  5. Is the information accurate? Does the evidence support the claims?
  6. Are there any glaring omissions? Would any additional information improve the online post?
  7. Is the online post clearly enough written so that it is understandable to non-specialists?
  8. Is the structure appopriate to the content?
  9. Are references up to date and relevant?

Further info?

Please read the Guidelines for Authors.