Proposed standards for medical education submissions to the Journal of General Internal Medicine

David A. Cook, Judith L. Bowen, Martha S. Gerrity, Adina L. Kalet, Jennifer R. Kogan, Anderson Spickard, Diane B. Wayne

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To help authors design rigorous studies and prepare clear and informative manuscripts, improve the transparency of editorial decisions, and raise the bar on educational scholarship, the Deputy Editors of the Journal of General Internal Medicine articulate standards for medical education submissions to the Journal. General standards include: (1) quality questions, (2) quality methods to match the questions, (3) insightful interpretation of findings, (4) transparent, unbiased reporting, and (5) attention to human subjects' protection and ethical research conduct. Additional standards for specific study types are described. We hope these proposed standards will generate discussion that will foster their continued evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-913
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008



  • Medical education
  • Research design
  • Research methods
  • Scholarship
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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