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Innovation and Impact in CME/CPD

Guest Editor

Kathy Chappell, Senior Vice President, American Nurses Credentialing Center, USA

Editorial Team

Fabiola de Andrade, Netherlands

Maryam Fourtassi, Morocco

Wasana Jayaratna, Sri Lanka

Thomas Kearns, Ireland

Carolin Sehlbach, Netherlands

Lawrence Sherman, USA

Aims and Scope

We are delighted to announce that JECME will be publishing a Special Collection focusing on

Innovation and Impact in CME/CPD. The goal for this Special Collection is to highlight innovations in CME/CPD and the impact of engaging in CME/CPD across the professions, all stakeholder groups and around the world.

We are specifically seeking manuscripts that address, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Team-based learning/interprofessional continuing education

  • Point-of-care/just-in-time education

  • Impact of CME/CPD on HCP practice and/or patient experience or outcomes

  • Innovative delivery strategies/pedagogy

  • Faculty development

  • Impact/outcomes of engaging in lifelong learning

  • Regulation/standards/policy

  • Experiences of and impact for various stakeholders in CME/CPD

  • Innovations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

We will accept the following types of manuscript:

Research Article

Detailed report of a quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods study.

Up to 4,000 words.  

Brief Report

Concise research findings or a discussion of issues/proposed solutions as they relate to the CME/CPD field. 

Up to 2,500 words.  


A personal opinion or a new perspective about the CME/CPD field. 

Up to 1,000 words. 
- Consider contributing an “aha” or "Eureka" moment or a personal story that changed your perspective on CME/CPD.

Manuscripts must be submitted by 31 July 2022

The Special Collection will be published in October 2022.

Instructions for Authors can be found here. JECME is an Open Access journal and the publisher requires that authors pay an Article Publishing Charge (APC). This is set at €1,365 for a “Research Article” and €910 for a “Brief Communication”, there is no APC for a “Comment". Waivers and discounts are available, especially for authors from Low and Low-Middle Income countries, click here for more information.

Use the Submission Portal to submit your contribution to the Special Collection. The Submission Portal will manage all your submissions and give you specific information about the discounts or waivers to which you may be entitled. 

We look forward to your contribution.

Please feel free to share widely, tag #JECMEInnovation in your social media posts!

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Further Information

View the letter from the Guest Editor Kathy Chappell and see the Instructions for Authors for general guidelines on publishing in JECME.

To hear more about the 2022 Special Collection from this year's Guest Editor, tune in to this European CME Forum podcast episode on the Collection. 

If you wish to discuss your contribution to the Special Collection, please contact Kathy Chappell.