Towards greater international exposure for the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine

Smith, Derek R., Goldsmid, John M., and Leggat, Peter A. (2008) Towards greater international exposure for the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. Annals of the ACTM, 9 (1). pp. 2-3.

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Abstract

[Extract] Australasian researchers of tropical medicine currently stand at a crossroads. On one hand, and enormous expansion of scientific activity occurred following the Second World War, and long gone are the days when Australian journals could be dismissed containing 'mostly case reports on snake bite'. There will always be a niche for periodicals such as ours, given that specialist topics always require specialist journals, and society periodicals have an ongoing responsibility to communicate the ethos of their particular field. On the other hand, smaller journals incur a variety of dilemmas when compared to the larger titles, and biomedical publishing is being increasingly dominated by multinational companies. While the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine has a unique role to play in Australasian scientific literature, future development and expansion will no doubt be influenced by how difficult any improvements might actually be to implement. While there are many ways in which journal performance can be measured, perhaps the most important of these is exposure. Are enough people reading the Annals, and, are the people who wish to read our journal actually able to find it?

Item ID: 25121
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Keywords: tropical medicine, journal, history
ISSN: 1448-4706
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 04:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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