Introducing the Journal of the Academy of Health Science Educators

Bryan Hull

Bryan Hull
Program Manager, Digital Publishing

Are you looking for a way to get started in disseminating your education scholarship? Not quite sure how to get started?  We hear you and we are here for you. Begin your dissemination through the new Journal of the Academy of Health Science Educators.

The journal is an on-line open access platform, managed by the Eccles Health Sciences Library in which products of sufficient quality can be “pre-printed” free of charge. All pre-printed content will be searchable and freely available to all via the web. Once pre-printed in the Journal, authors can choose to continue to improve their dissemination and submit it for publication in a traditional peer-reviewed journal. Once accepted by an external journal, your pre-print will be replaced with a hyperlink to your work in that journal.

Information for Authors:

The goal of the JAHSE is to promote faculty skills needed for effective dissemination of educational scholarship. To support this goal, the JAHSE has an open acceptance policy which invites all types of disseminations of education scholarship (e.g. traditional reports of research, opinion pieces, descriptions of innovations, reviews of prior work, curriculum materials, assessments of knowledge, presentations, educational videos, etc.)

To be pre-printed, the dissemination must meet the Journal’s standard of quality as determined by the JAHSE editorial board.

  • Be original work not previously published
  • Contain content directly relevant to health sciences education and add to the field’s literature
  • Be free from typographical and grammatical errors
  • Conform to general publishing guidelines for the type of dissemination, as found in instructions for authors used by a journal in which the product could eventually be published

Option 1: If you have work that is ready for consideration by the JAHSE Editorial Board, go to the Academy of Health Science Educators website and complete a submission form.

Option 2: If you have an idea or an education innovation project that you haven’t prepared for dissemination and would like some assistance, the AHSE would like to help. We offer a dissemination peer coaching process designed to help you, the author, prepare your dissemination so that it meet’s the Journal’s quality standards. Peer coaches are Fellows in the Academy of Health Science Educators with experience in dissemination of education scholarship. Unlike traditional blinded peer review, in this program you as the author and a coach work together in the process of improving your dissemination. You can request a peer coach on the AHSE page.



Blogpost Guest Author

Rebecca Wilson, PhD, MEd, Director, Academy of Health Sciences Educators at the University of Utah