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Submission Process

Preparation: All submissions should follow the submission guidelines and standards. Submissions that do not follow the appropriate formatting and dimensions will not be accepted for review.

 

Submission: All submissions to OPENPediatrics Scholar must be submitted through the OPENPediatrics Scholar submission portal. There are no fees associated with submission or publication of learning resources. 

 

Administrative Review: All submissions to OPENPediatrics Scholar will undergo an administrative review to ensure the submission is complete, that the content is appropriate for OPENPediatrics learners, follows the appropriate format, and adheres to best standards in intellectual property and copyright, multimedia design, accessibility and inclusivity. Submissions that meet these criteria will be sent for peer review.

 

Peer Review: OPENPediatrics Scholar utilizes a comprehensive peer review process. Health professions educators will review the learning resource for evaluation of adherence to best standards in multimedia design and educational pedagogy. Subject matter experts will review the learning resource for content accuracy and incorporation of current evidence-based practice.

 

Revision Process: Authors will receive an accept, revise and resubmit, or reject decision following peer review. Authors receiving a revise and resubmit decision will have three months to revise their learning resource and respond to the reviews. Any revision not received within the three-month timeframe will be rejected. Authors who wish to revise their learning resource, but do not meet the deadline, will be asked to create a new submission.


Publication: Authors who receive an accepted decision will be invited to publish their works on the OPENPediatrics platform, and if a video-based submission, on the OPENPediatrics YouTube Channel. Authors will work closely with the OPENPediatrics team to format the learning resource for publication, and will be asked to review an unpublished version and provide approval. Once approved and published, authors will be sent an email notification that will include how to appropriately cite the learning resource.

Post-Publication: Authors will receive an annual report detailing the number of views that their learning resource has received in its publication lifetime. If authors publish a manuscript about their learning resource, they are encouraged to send the citation link to the OPENPediatrics team to link to in their learning resource description. Learning resources may be subject to a three-year review, and authors may request that OPENPediatrics Scholar unpublish their learning resource at any time. 

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