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Better performance metrics for the MJA

Astika K Kappagoda and Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (3): 172. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10753 
Published online: 5 August 2013

In reply: Thank you for your endorsement of the MJA’s “likeability”. We agree that the total time from submission to online or print publication is an important consideration for intending authors and a meaningful journal metric. Currently, our manuscript submission system, which collates publishing statistics, does not have the capability to inform our team of the mean time from submission to publication or from acceptance to publication. However, we are in the process of transitioning to a new manuscript submission system that may have the capability to produce more detailed publishing statistics. Once this issue is addressed, we would be willing to report such statistics in the MJA, so that readers may assess for themselves the Journal’s performance.

  • Astika K Kappagoda
  • Ruth Armstrong

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: akappagoda@mja.com.au

Competing interests:

We are both employed by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, which operates the Medical Journal of Australia.

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