Copyright and linking policy

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is Australia’s leading general medical journal. Our high quality, peer-reviewed content is a mixture of commissioned and submitted articles.

Copyright in all material published in the MJA or online at is generally owned by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company (AMPCo, the publisher of the MJA). Where copyright in an article or image does not belong to us, this is indicated.

The MJA makes its research article archive and other selected content freely available on the World Wide Web for the advancement of public health and medical research.

For full information, read the MJA access policy.

Linking information

Other websites are welcome to link to pages on provided that the conditions below are met:

  • no attempt is made to pass off the content of the MJA as the property of the linking website;

  • the MJA should be referenced as the source of any text-only link;

  • the manner in which the link appears must not give viewers the impression that your site, or your organisation, is sponsored or endorsed by the MJA;

  • it must not appear that the MJA has created any of your website’s content;

  • we do not approve of websites presenting MJA articles as a frame within their web pages, the link should open as a new tab in a browser, or as a new browsing window;

  • we do not grant permission for anyone to copy MJA content to their own web pages; and

  • links must not appear in a way that causes us embarrassment.

If you would like to include MJA content on your website, please refer to Obtaining copyright permission.

AMPCo (or the MJA) reserves the right to ask you to remove any links to its content at any time and is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host website.

The MJA does not include links to outside organisations unless directly included in a published article.

Copyright information

Works of authorship contained on this website, including but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned or licensed by the MJA. They may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sub-licensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without the MJA’s prior written consent, except for certain types of:

No further reproduction or distribution of the articles in whole or in part should proceed without the permission of the publisher. MJA content is not to be reproduced for use on a web page or with any online service or application without permission.

Any commercial use of content on this website requires prior permission. See Obtaining copyright permission.

Academic use

Division 4 of Part IVA of the Copyright Act 1968 contains a statutory education licence.  The statutory education licence operates in addition to section 40 (Fair dealing for purpose of research and study).

The statutory education licence is administered by the Copyright Agency. For further detail see
You should contact your educational institution to check whether your proposed usage is covered by the statutory education licence.   


Author use

The MJA allows authors to use and make copies of their own articles for certain purposes provided that the use is not commercial in nature and that the MJA is clearly identified and referenced as the original publisher of the article.

An author may make a reasonable number of copies of their own article for personal, teaching, academic or professional purposes, providing no charge is levied for the article.

If you are unsure whether your proposed use of MJA content authored by you complies with this policy, you should contact us at prior to use of that content.

Authors should also refer to Obtaining copyright permission.

Personal use

Readers may print single copies of content from the MJA website for non-commercial personal use provided they do not remove any copyright or trademark notices contained on or in the content.

Temporary electronic copies of the documentation such as those made by web browsers and that are necessary to browse this Website are permissible.

Obtaining copyright permission

Wiley is now responsible granting copyright permissions to MJA content. To seek permission to reproduce MJA content (articles or extracts), or to purchase copies of MJA articles, please follow the link below to the MJA page on Wiley Online:

Should you have any queries, please send a request directly the Wiley Rights team for further help at