Mens Sana Monographs
JOURNALOLOGY
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 150--157

On being the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia: Living dangerously


Martin B Van Der Weyden 
 MB BS MD FRACP FRCPA. Emeritus Editor, Medical Journal of Australia

Correspondence Address:
Martin B Van Der Weyden
Medical Journal of Australia, AMPCO House, 277 Clarence St, Sydney , NSW 2000. Australia

Editorial independence is crucial for the viability of a journal and editors have many masters - the public, the readers, the authors and the owners. Negotiating the resultant minefield requires a purposeful and independent stance. This is particularly so in instances of a relatively modern phenomenon: concerted attempts by clinical groups to influence, or even abort, publication of articles, which may threaten their practice. Moreover, modern social media facilitates this manipulation.


How to cite this article:
Van Der Weyden MB. On being the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia: Living dangerously.Mens Sana Monogr 2012;10:150-157


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Van Der Weyden MB. On being the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia: Living dangerously. Mens Sana Monogr [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];10:150-157
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