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Welcoming the new Editor-in-Chief

Charles Guest
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (11): 419. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.s1214
Published online: 14 December 2015

From 1 December 2015, Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley has assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief at the Medical Journal of Australia.

As one close reader of the MJA, I cannot imagine anyone in Australia better qualified than Professor Talley to head what I choose to believe is the leading medical journal in the southern hemisphere. Professor Talley’s many affiliations will, I am sure, strengthen the Journal in arenas national and international. I congratulate him on his appointment and wish him, together with all Journal staff, the best of fortune for coming years.

It has been a great privilege to serve the Journal over recent months. I thank all staff at the Journal for advice and assistance. The Board of the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, chaired by Mr Richard Allely, and the President of the Australian Medical Association, Professor Brian Owler, have also provided unqualified support, so I thank them too. As a consulting editor, Professor Jeffrey Zajac has also contributed during the interval between Editors-in-Chief.

As a refereed journal, our warmest gratitude to our dedicated reviewers: they are listed here.

I am grateful for the experience of editing the MJA: there is plenty to learn.

My best wishes to all readers of the MJA. The future looks bright indeed.

Manuscripts received 2014–2015


Manuscripts

Accepted

Received

% accepted

Total

335

1164

28.8%

Research

56

444

12.6%

Cases

27

263

10.3%

Editorials

44

51

86.3%

Perspectives

71

157

45.2%

Letters

112

206

54.4%

Short reports

25

43

58.1%

Mean days to decision

Total

Research

To accept

37

137

To reject

22

23

Reviewers used

817

Impact factor

4.089



  • Charles Guest

  • Interim Editor, Medical Journal of Australia

Correspondence: mja@mja.com.au

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