The changing face of the MJA

Nicholas J Talley
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (8): 283. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.c0502
Published online: 2 May 2016

A new look

In July 2016, we will be changing the face of the Medical Journal of Australia with a new improved layout to make the Journal easier for you to use. We have also adjusted the formats of some of our article types (our revised Instructions for Authors are now available at Watch for the July issue marking the next volume and new look of your Journal.

A call for submissions

The MJA welcomes article submissions from individual researchers and from academic, medical and other institutes. When you submit a manuscript to the Journal, you enjoy a range of advantages:

  • The MJA is one of the world’s leading general medical journals (ranked globally among the top 20).

  • The MJA has a high impact factor (4.089 in 2014).

  • The MJA has an extensive domestic and global readership.

  • The MJA has a regular print distribution of more than 31 000 copies each issue.

  • The articles online at receive more than 395 000 page views from almost 188 000 users each month.

  • Unlike many journals, it is completely free to publish in the MJA.

  • Unlike many journals, all original research articles are open access and made freely available.

  • You will be working with a professional team of editors who will guide you through the publishing process from manuscript to final publication.

  • The MJA is highly influential and its articles attract community and press interest.

  • You will be contributing to public knowledge and debate about current research in clinical medicine and public health policy.

All submissions are subject to our rigorous peer review and assessment process in order to maintain the high scientific and intellectual standards that underpin the reputation of the MJA. We are working to maintain these high standards while providing a more rapid turnaround of decisions. You can find detailed information on how to format your manuscripts for submission at

Thank you for reading and contributing to the MJA.

  • Nicholas J Talley

  • Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal of Australia



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