Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

Stage 3: Review Development 

Progress Reporting

Following acceptance of the review, the review team must submit a progress report every six months, and a final report within 12 months.  If the final report is not received within 18 months the review will be removed from the system.

Progress reports will identify review teams that may need further training and/or support from their local BEME International Collaborating Centre or an alternative source.  They will also assist the BEME central support with the planning of peer review processes and editorial work and ensure the timely publication of accepted BEME review final reports.

The lead reviewer should send a brief progress report (one page of A4 is sufficient) on the review work to [email protected]. The report should include an estimated date of completion.

Submit a completed review

Reports of completed reviews should be submitted within 18 months of acceptance of the protocol. These will be reviewed by the assigned BICC with advice from external reviewers and BRC members.

Review checklist When the completed review is being reviewed by the assigned BICC they use the Review Checklist.  It is always useful for review authors to refer to this checklist to ensure that all the essential elements are included in their completed review.

Reports with required revisions will be published as described below. Review teams will find the following referee guidance useful in writing their review reports.

Review format

Following the consultation process detailed in the Draft Review/Peer Review section, the final report will be prepared by the review group.

The format of the review report should, in general, follow Medical Teacher Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts, but with the following exceptions.

  • For the peer review process all tables and figures should be inserted in the most appropriate place in the manuscript. For publication in Medical Teacher please follow the above guidelines.
  • You should email BEME the review report for peer review, please do not upload via ScholarOne.