Publishing in Academic Medicine: Meet the Editor and Tips for Success - February 13

In this webinar, participants will learn about Academic Medicine, one of the AAMC’s peer reviewed journals. Speakers will discuss the journal’s focus areas, submission process, tips for successful publication, and available resources for authors and reviewers. New Editor-in-Chief Laura Roberts, MD, MA will introduce herself and share her vision for the future of the journal. There will be time for Q&A with Dr. Roberts and a member of the editorial staff.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the focus areas of the journal, 
  • Describe the peer-review process and common reasons for rejection, and 
  • Identify available resources for authors and reviewers. 

This webinar is the third part in a four-part series related to fostering scholarship in medical education offered by the AAMC.

Laura Roberts, MD, MA

Editor-in-Chief, Academic Medicine, and Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Roberts serves as Chairman and the Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an internationally recognized scholar in bioethics, psychiatry, medicine, and medical education and assumed the role of editor-in-chief of Academic Medicine in January 2020. Over two decades, Dr. Roberts has received scientific, peer-reviewed funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and private foundations to perform empirical studies of modern ethical issues in research, clinical care, and health policy, with a particular focus on vulnerable and special populations. Her work has led to advances in the understanding of ethical aspects of physical and mental illness research, societal implications for genetic innovation, the role of stigma in health disparities, the impact of medical student and physician health issues, and optimal approaches to fostering professionalism in medicine.

Toni Gallo

Toni Gallo is a senior editor with the journal Academic Medicine and an Educational Resources and Scholarship Lead at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. She founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast.

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