The AMSJ editorial team will select submissions based on criteria including but not limited to the following:
- The research is original and important to the field of Medicine.
- Not necessarily original research, e.g. an original approach to a topic, or a review of an area that has not been extensively reviewed in the existing literature.
- The research content is of interest to the medical student readers.
- The content is reasonably broad in scope (as opposed to extremely specific topics that would only be of interest to specialists in particular field).
- Address topics that would typically not be covered in core medical curricula.
- The study has an optimal structure and organisation. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for further information. For example:
- The introduction effectively introduces the problem investigated with clear objectives and an appropriate critique of relevant literature.
- The study design, methodology and data analysis are sound and appropriate in effectively addressing the aims/questions of this study.
- The research findings have been presented in a logical concise manner, and the interpretations and conclusions derived from such findings are justifiable.
- References are adequate in number, relevant to the study, and up-to-date.
- The study follows appropriate guidelines (i.e. those from EQUATOR).
- The study is well written in standard English.
Each issue will attempt to strike a balance between more scholarly and more general-interest articles. Furthermore, each issue will aim to include articles spanning a diverse range of fields.