The latest edition of the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine (AJP) has been released and is available as an open access online journal at www.ajparamedicine.org.

The AJP, formerly the Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care (JEPHC), is the official open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Paramedics Australasia.

With a new look and feel, the AJP will feature unique, innovative and hard-hitting research relevant to the paramedicine community in Australasia and internationally. The journal will advance and promote the science of pre-hospital care research, and provide an avenue for publishing a range of studies – including short reports, case studies, literature reviews, research updates and small experiments.

The new AJP Editor is Dr Malcolm Boyle, who will lead the journal with a team of Associate Editors, who come with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. The Associate Editors are:

  • Professor Peter O’Meara
  • Associate Professor Brett Williams
  • Dr Graham Howie
  • Dr Tim Rayner
  • Mr Gavin Smith

The AJP aims to cover all areas of pre-hospital or out-of-hospital care, as well as hospital emergency department and community healthcare settings. Some general themes that will be included are:

  • first aid
  • disaster preparedness
  • disaster management/response
  • military/ combat environment
  • non-emergency management
  • education
  • clinical practice
  • policy
  • service delivery
  • management

The AJP encourages submissions for everyone. Submissions can be made online at www.ajparamedicine.org.