Focus and Scope
The Australasian Journal of Paramedicine (AJP) publishes manuscripts from the general pre-hospital setting that are of various methodologies and lengths. The AJP publishes scientifically-sound research covering all areas of pre-hospital based research, even if they have low study numbers and have found negative outcomes. The editors will consider articles that may not get published in other journals to promote all types of research outcomes for the good of the greater pre-hospital care community.
The AJP accepts manuscripts covering, but not limited to, first aid, disaster preparedness, disaster management/response, military/combat environment, emergency management, non-emergency management, clinical practice, education, policy, service delivery and management.
One of the main aims of the AJP is to reduce the loss to the research community when studies remain unpublished on the basis of small sample size, limited usefulness, scientific advance or level of interest. The AJP therefore provides a repository for short publications, case series, incremental updates to previous work, results of individual experiments, results of confirmatory and 'negative' results, and similar material that currently lacks a suitable repository.
The views expressed by the authors of articles published in the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editorial staff and should not be quoted as such.
Peer Review Process
The AJP usually seeks the views of two individual reviewers and asks them to either accept, seek revision or reject each manuscript.
Reviewers are also asked to raise issues regarding unethical research conduct. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest.
From 2019, one issue will be published each year. As manuscripts are accepted they will be added to the existing issue as part of a continuous publishing model.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The Australasian Journal of Paramedicine was first published in September 2003 under the masthead 'Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care' (Volume 1 Issue 1–2).
In 2013, Volume 10 Issue 1 was published under the new masthead 'The Australasian Journal of Paramedicine' (the AJP).
The AJP continues its long history of publishing to advance and promote the science of pre-hospital care research, management, education, clinical practice, policy and service delivery, providing a forum to respond to the professional interests of the multidisciplinary pre-hospital care community.