Australasian Medical Journal
Aims and scope
The AMJ has been established to publish material from a broad base of medical and paramedical researchers / experts. We publish a variety of papers ranging from research and audit through to discussion and opinion pieces. We are especially keen to receive papers from new experts including students. Above all the AMJ adheres to the highest standards in research with particular emphasis on the novelty of ideas but also the methodological and ethical rigor.
The AMJ operates a policy of open peer review. This means that the identity of authors and reviewers may be disclosed.
Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard. They will generally be reviewed by two experts with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. Statistical reviewers are also used where required. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests and have to agree to open peer review, which works on two levels: the authors receive the signed report and, if the manuscript is published, the same report is available to the readers.
Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, how interesting it is and whether the quality of the writing is acceptable. Where possible, the final decision is made on the basis that the peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting view. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal's Editorial Board. The journal allows a maximum of two revisions of any manuscript. All appeals should be directed to the Editor. The ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions lies with the Editor-in-Chief.
Once an article is accepted, it is published in AMJ immediately as a provisional PDF file. The paper will subsequently be published in a formatted PDF. The article will then be available through AMJ.
The AMJ is indexed on the following databases: DOAJ, EBSCO, Genamics journalseek, ProQuest, Index Copernicus, Open J-Gate, Intute, Global health and CAB Abstracts databases, MedWorm, Scopus, Socolar
Moyez Jiwa, Curtin University of Technology
Ian Frazer, Queensland Cancer Fund
Prof. B. M HedgeIndia, Manipal University
Nicholas A. Christakis, Harvard Medical School
Professor Wei Wang, Capital Medical University
Chris Loftus, American Academy of Neurological Surgery