JEPM Update

David Broussard, MD, MBA

Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, MBA

The last year and a half since going live on PubMed Central have been nothing short of transformative for JEPM. We have had 110 manuscripts submitted during that period, a number easily exceeding the 5 years leading up to go-live combined, with an overall acceptance rate of 51%. We are averaging 89 days to decision on those manuscripts that are accepted for publication. These impressive stats represent the hard work of our editorial team, including Associate Editors Swapna Chaudhuri, MD, PhD; Annette Mizuguchi, MD, PhD, MMSc, FASE; Srijaya K. Reddy, MD, MBA; Deborah A. Schwengel, MD, Med; and Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA.

In addition to celebrating the operational success of your journal, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight two selected articles from the latest issue of JEPM. These articles nicely demonstrate the uptick in the quality of submissions since the point of indexing on PubMed. “Using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory as an Introduction to a Residents-as-Teachers Curriculum,”1 by Robertson et al, is notable for illuminating resident views on teaching others, a key sub competency of Practice Based Learning and Improvement. The authors discovered that apprenticeship and nurturing are the two dominant teaching perspectives among residents, both those planning an academic career and those planning to enter private practice. A greater proportion of those in the former group agreed that it was important to identify their teaching perspective.

International Elective Opportunities in United States Anesthesia Residency Programs2 by Prin et al, quantifies the work being done by Anesthesiology residency programs to provide trainees with international electives. The authors identified a lack of funding as a major barrier to continued growth of such opportunities.

I hope you will enjoy the new layout of our articles and the copyediting services we have put to work on behalf of you, our members! The new issue will be posting on PubMed Central soon, but for now, please view it here on our website.

We have several exciting plans underway for 2018 including continuing to grow our editorial team, and projects that explore “visual abstracts” for the Journal. In addition we plan to have a JEPM-themed panel at an SEA meeting featuring the authors of the best works published in our Journal over the previous year. And one last thing…we are always in need of willing and experienced reviewers. If you haven’t signed up to review articles for JEPM yet, but are interested, please let any member of our editorial team know and we will have you signed up today!

References linked to PubMed Central

1. Using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory as an Introduction to a Residents-as-Teachers Curriculum, Amy C. Robertson, Leslie C. Fowler, Amy Miller Juve. J Educ Perioper Med. 2017 Oct-Dec; 19(4): 1–5.

2. International Elective Opportunities United States Anesthesia Residency Programs
Meghan Prin, Janey Phelps J Educ Perioper Med. 2017 Oct-Dec; 19 (4): 1-10.

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