Wiley has launched the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (JMRS). This new title combines The Radiographer from the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) and Shadows from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT). The new, combined journal joins Wiley as part of the Wiley Open Access programme. Wiley will also publish AIR’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum.
JMRS is described as an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that accepts manuscripts related to medical imaging, diagnostic radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, medical ultrasound, sonography, and the complementary disciplines of medical physics, radiology, radiation oncology, nursing, psychology and sociology.
AIR president, Bruce Harvey, commented, 'Imaging and treatment equipment in Australia and New Zealand is state of the art, and the specialist practitioners must constantly keep up-to-date by researching and communicating their findings to their colleagues. The peak professional associations for radiographers, sonographers and radiation therapists in Australia and New Zealand have therefore joined their peer reviewed journals into one new international publication, the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences to enable faster communication and greater collaboration between the countries and specialties.'
'It’s terrific to be starting a working relationship with AIR and NZIMRT in publishing the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences in a new open-access model, and again with AIR on their monthly magazine Spectrum,' said Mark Robertson, Wiley’s VP and publishing director, Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly, Asia-Pacific, and executive director of Wiley Australia.