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GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung

Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

ISSN 1860-3572

About ZMA

Concept

GMS Z Med Ausbild is an interdisciplinary journal published by German Medical Science (GMS), the portal and e-Journal of the Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF) in Germany. Published in co-operation with the Deutschen Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI) and the Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin (ZB MED), GMS Z Med Ausbild offers open access to high-ranking and peer-reviewed papers in the area of medical education in its brodest sense. This project is supported and partly funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

In addition to speed of publication and accessability GMS Z Med Ausbild will exploit the vast opportunities of electronic media. It is possible to enrich the published articles by the attachment of high resolution images, extensive tables, voice and movie documents, complete research databases, or other data collections. The inclusion of national and international reference-databases (such as MEDLINE) and the accessability of raw data of papers offer a depth of information not available before. Document-based alternatives to impact factors will also be possible.

GMS Z Med Ausbild appears as an open access journal in 4-5 issues annually. 

Highly secure servers of DIMDI guarantee a sustained access and citability of papers and data. GMS Z Med Ausbild will be screened by MEDLINE and collect impact factor credits immediately.

Peer review process

The review process aims to ensure that only high-quality scientific and innovative manuscripts will be published, which provide new and interesting information to the readers. The process is based on a form of peer review, whereby the submitted manuscript is assessed by experts, who are well versed in the relevant field. The experts remain anonymous towards the author, but also towards each other.  

Numerous experts work as reviewers for GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung (Journal for Medical Education). All experts publish scientifically and have expertise in the field of medical education research and possibly also in other fields of science. Normally two experts are asked to give their opinion about the submitted manuscript. The period for preparing the review is 21 working days. The experts are reminded if they do not adhere to the set time limit.

For the review there is an online form available for detailed criticism and modification requests for the manuscript. The author receives these comments in an anonymous form. The review closes with a classification of the work into one out of four categories:

  1. Accepted in the present form
  2. Revision necessary
  3. Rejected, resubmission possible
  4. Rejected

If the assessments of both reviewers lead to a result which indicates the first or second category, the procedure follows the results, as long as the assigned editor or the editors-in-chief do not have any fundamental reservations. The work will be accepted for publishing, when the expectations of the reviewers or the editors will be fulfilled.
If the manuscript is rejected unanimously by the reviewers, the authors regain their works with the detailed comments of the reviewers, in order to make transparent, why the manuscript was rejected. The assigned editor or the editors-in-chief reserve the right to modify the procedure.
In case of substantially differing reviews, i.e. if only one of the experts speaks for the acceptance, then a third review will be obtained. Taking the editor’s opinion into account a decision is made. This decision normally represents the majority of the three reviewers. It can occur that the expert who voted for rejection will be overruled. In that case this reviewer receives the favorable reviews of his two colleagues in an anonymous form including an accompanying letter, which state precisely why the work was accepted for publication despite his rejection. This is crucial to not create the impression of ignoring the founded critique of one of the experts. Besides GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung offers to write an invited comment, which will be published with the work. Also in case of non-controversial manuscripts invited comments are very valuable, in order to evaluate new methods and stimulate the scientific discussion.

The overall goal of all efforts is to make the review of scientific submissions for GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung as transparent as possible and as critical as necessary. 

For the authors:
Experience has shown that two points are frequently criticized: On the one hand it is lacking or inadequate reference to already existing research works or established theories and on the other hand deficiencies in presenting statistical data. In cases of doubt the assistance of a statistician is recommended before submitting the work.
Generally delays are often caused by submitted manuscripts, which do not comply with the formal requirements of GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung, because e.g. tables or the abstract are missing. A strict compliance with the authors’ guidelines is strongly recommended.

Editorial Board

Schriftleiter/Chief Editor:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Fischer, MME (Bern)
Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Didaktik und Ausbildungsforschung in der Medizin
Ziemssenstraße 1
D-80336 München
Phone: +49-(0)89/5160-7201
eMail: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Fischer

Stellvertretender Schriftleiter/Assistant Chief Editor:

Dr. med. Götz Fabry
Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg, Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie
Rheinstraße 12
D-79104 Freiburg/Breisgau
Phone: +49-(0)761/203-5512
Fax: +49-(0)761/203-5514
eMail: Dr. med. Götz Fabry

Redaktionsbüro/Editorial Office:

Beate Herrmannsdörfer
Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)
Redaktionsbüro GMS Z Med Ausbild
c/o Corscience GmbH & Co. KG
Hartmannstraße 65
D-91052 Erlangen
Phone: +49-(0)9131 977986-555
Fax: +49-(0)9131 977986-611
eMail: ZMA Redaktionsbüro/Editorial Office
URL: http://www.gesellschaft-medizinische-ausbildung.org

Herausgebergremium/Editorial Board:
PD Dr. med. Stefan Beckers, MME
RWTH Aachen
Universitätsklinikum Aachen
Klinik für Operative Intensivmedizin und Intermediate Care
Pauwelstraße 30
D-52064 Aachen
Phone: +49-(0)241/80-36024
Fax: +49-(0)241/80-82304
Email: sbeckers@ukaachen.de
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Dieter
Technische Universität Dresden
Medizinische Fakultät
Fetscherstraße 74
D-01307 Dresden
Phone: +49-(0)351/458-6450
Fax: +49-(0)351/458-
eMail: Peter.dieter@uniklinikum-dresden.de
URL: http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~dieter
 
 
Prof. Dr. Jan P. Ehlers, M.A.
Didaktik und Bildungsforschung im Gesundheitswesen
Fakultät für Gesundheit
Universität Witten/Herdecke
Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50
D-58448 Witten
Phone: +49-(0)2302/926786
eMail: jan.ehlers@uni-wh.de
Prof. Dr. med. dent. Petra Hahn, MME
Universitätsklinik für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
Abteilung Zahnerhaltungskunde und Parodontologie
Hugstetter Straße 55
D-79106 Freiburg
Phone: +49-(0)761/270-4756
Fax: +49-(0)(0)761/270-4762
eMail: petra.hahn@uniklinik-freiburg.de
 
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Harendza, MME (Bern)
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
III. Medizinische Klinik
Arbeitsbereich Ausbildungsforschung
Martinistr. 52
D-20246 Hamburg
Phone: + 49-(0)40/7410-53908
Fax: + 49-(0)40/7410-40218
eMail: harendza@uke.uni-hamburg.de
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Herzig, MME (Bern)
Institut für Pharmakologie der Universität Köln
Gleueler Straße 24
D-50931 Köln
Phone: +49-(0)221/478-5820
Fax: +49-(0)221/478-6625
eMail: Stefan.Herzig@uni-koeln.de
URL: http://www.medizin.uni-koeln.de/pharmakologie

 

 
Dr. med. Sören Huwendiek, MME (Bern)
Universität Bern, Medizinische Fakultät
Institut für Medizinische Lehre,
Abteilung für Assessment und Evaluation AAE
Konsumstraße 13
CH-3010 Bern
Tel.: +41 (0)31 632 35 82
eMail: soeren.huwendiek@iml.unibe.ch
Prof. Dr. med. Jana Jünger, MME (Bern)
Medizinische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg,
Innere Medizin
INF 410
D-69102 Heidelberg
Phone: +49-(0)6221/56-8657
Fax: +49-(0)6221/56-1341
eMail: jana_juenger@med.uni-heidelberg.de
 
Prof. Dr. med. Volker Köllner
Universität des Saarlandes, Mediclin Bliestal Kliniken
Medizinische Fakultät, Fachklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin
Am Spitzenberg
D-66440 Blieskastel
Phone: +49-(0)6842/542257
Email: koellner@psychosoma.de
Prof. Dr. med. dent. Bernd Kordaß
Universität Greifswald
Rotgerberstraße 8
D-17487 Greifswald
Phone: +49-(0)3834/86-7162
Fax: +49-(0)3834/86-7148
eMail: kordass@uni-greifswald.de
 
Dr. med. Christoph Nikendei, MME
Universität Heidelberg
Medizinische Universitätsklinik
Im Neuenheimer Feld 410
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49-(0)6221/56-38663
Email: christoph.nikendei@med.uni-heidelberg.de
em. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Putz
ehem. Vizepräsident der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München
Phone: +49-(0)89/2180-3658
Fax: +49-(0)89/2180-3826
eMail: Reinhard.Putz@med.uni-muenchen.de
 
Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Schäfer, MME (Bern),
Studiendekan
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Medizinische Fakultät
Stiepeler Straße 129
D-44780 Bochum
Phone: +49-(0)234/32-24889
Fax: +49-(0)234/32-14250
eMail: Thorsten.Schaefer@rub.de
Dr. med. Kai Schnabel, MME (Bern)
Abteilungsleiter
Universität Bern, Institut für Medizinische Lehre (IML)
Abteilung für Unterricht und Medien
Konsumstraße 13
CH-3010 Bern
Phone: +41-31 632 25 13
Fax:  +41-31 632 98 71
eMail: kai.schnabel@iml.unibe.ch
 

Dr. med. Christian Schirlo, MME (Bern)
Stabsstellenleiter
Universität Zürich, Medizinische Fakultät, Studiendekanat
Pestalozzistraße 3/5
CH-8091 Zürich
Phone: +41-44 634 1077
Fax: +41-44 634 1088
eMail: christian.schirlo@uzh.ch

Dr. med. Thomas Shiozawa, MME
Lehrkoordinator Vorklinik
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 8
D-72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49-(0)7071/29-73018
eMail: thomas.shiozawa@uni-tuebingen.de

   
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Siebeck, MME
Klinikum der LMU München
Chirurgische Kinik und Poliklinik – Innenstadt
Nussbaumstraße 20
D-80336 München
Phone: +49 (0)89/5160-2511
eMail: msiebeck@med.uni-muenchen.de
 

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