Editorial Policies

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One of the main aims of the AJP is to reduce the loss to the research community when studies remain unpublished on the basis of small sample size, limited usefulness, scientific advance or level of interest.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 (Paramedics Australasia) or the editorial staff and should not be quoted as such.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editorials may be written by one of the editors of AJP or the editors may invite someone to write an editorial.

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Review

Recommended word count 2.500 words excluding abstract, references and tables

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Research

Any study type. Suggested word count is 2,500 words, excluding tables, abstract and references.

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Education

Education/Policy/Management. Recommended word count 2,000 words excluding abstract, references and tables

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Commentary

Recommended word count 600-800 words.

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Case Study

This covers interseting and unusual cases that will enlighten the readership about the case. The suggested word limit is 1,000 words.

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Management

This section covers articles about management issues relavant to all aspects of prehospital care, education and general management.

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Policy

This section covers articles about policies relevant to all aspects of prehospital care, education, and management

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Clinician's Corner

Recommended word count up to 1,500 words.

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Conference Abstracts

Conference abstracts from selected conference and seminar wil be published to promote research activities.

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Conference Review

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Book Review

A book review is a summary of a newly published text, hard or electronic copy.

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Media Review

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Letter to the Editor

Recommended word count up to 300 words.

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Reply to Letter

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Erratum

This covers revised articles due to inadvertant errors published in the original article.

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Reviewer Acknowledgement

This section acknowledges the reviewers of the published articles

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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.

 

Publication Frequency

Four issues are published each year. Each new issue is published on the first Monday of the following months: February, May, August and November.

Additional supplementary issues are published as required. For example, abstracts from the annual Paramedics Australasia International Conference.

 

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.