The Medical Journal of Australia

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The Medical Journal of Australia

Since the first issue of The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) was published in 1914, the values held high by the Journal have not changed: recording the progress of scientific medicine and assisting in interpreting the practice of medicine in all its branches.

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Inside the MJA

Today, the MJA has evolved to become a modern journal that continues to translate our founding values into practice. We have an ongoing commitment to supporting the medical profession by publishing high quality, relevant information useful in medical practice. We see this reflected in recent Journal metrics, with over 200,000 monthly views online, our highest ever impact factor achieved in 2020 (7.738), and we are among the top 17 general medical journals globally.

The MJA is published twice a month with one issue in January and December (22 issues a year) and covers all the important topics affecting Australian health care. The MJA publishes the latest Australian clinical research, evidence-based reviews, clinical practice updates, authoritative medical opinion and debate, and developments within the humanities with respect to medicine. We encourage comment and debate from our readers.

Free access to research articles

The MJA encourages the highest quality of research and believes research must be able to be easily and rapidly disseminated to all who might benefit from it. From January 2012, all MJA research articles are freely available online. The MJA has a strong commitment to Australian Indigenous health and makes all Indigenous health articles free to access. Other selected articles are also freely accessible, including Editor's choice articles, guidelines, supplements, obituaries and articles selected by the Editor because of their public health importance. Access to some selected articles is by subscription.


Partnership with Wiley Online

From January 2019, The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has partnered with John Wiley and Sons Inc to publish and distribute the prestigious MJA. The MJA is produced by AMPCo, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) — the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.

As part of this new publishing partnership, the full archive of all MJA articles — dating from 1914 to the present — have been digitised and can now be accessed via the Wiley Online Library at

Along with the complete digital archive of the MJA, the Wiley Online Library will also provide subscribers with access to online-first articles, the ability to purchase individual MJA articles and a simplified process for seeking permission to reproduce full or parts of articles.

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Advertising with the MJA

To find out more on advertising opportunities with the MJA visit the AMPCo advertising page.