A new era of opportunity – securing excellence for our Journal



How to Cite

Simpson P. A new era of opportunity – securing excellence for our Journal. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2022Apr.8 [cited 2023Mar.30];19. Available from: https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/1032


“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

  • John F Kennedy

The Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP) has a distinguished history of supporting, promoting and disseminating research in paramedicine.  Central to that outcome has been its longstanding commitment to scientific journal publishing by way of what is currently our journal, the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine.

In November 2021, AJP commenced a hiatus on new submissions that will continue until mid-2022.  An interim Editor in Chief, Associate Professor Paul Simpson, was appointed to oversee the operations concurrent to a transition strategy being developed. A Journal Advisory Committee (‘JAC’) with international membership was tasked to advise the College on the future direction of the College’s Journal.  The JAC have consulted widely with researchers in and outside of paramedicine, and with experienced leaders in the journal publishing space, to identify best practice models that will be sustainable and give the Journal the best opportunity to grow and prosper into the future.

It is expected that the new Journal will launch in early 2023, heralding a new decade of excellence and progression with a stronger international focus and a resolute commitment to progressing the scientific discourse in paramedicine.  The reopening of submissions for the first edition of the relaunched journal is expected in October 2022.