The Australasian College of Paramedicine has announced the official launch of Paramedicine, the College’s international peer-reviewed journal. The College says:

Paramedicine, formally the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, is a bi-monthly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for the dissemination and discussion of paramedicine research.

The journal’s purpose is to advance and transform the discipline of paramedicine through high-quality evidence, and to inspire robust discussion, enable research translation, encourage innovative thinking and inform leadership. Paramedicine publishes research from any country engaged in any area of paramedicine, including but not limited to clinical care, models of practice, operations, patient safety and clinical quality, leadership, education, aeromedical and retrieval practice, tactical paramedicine, and community paramedicine. 

Information on the journal and how to make submissions can be found here – You can also follow the journal on the Paramedicine Facebook page.

I’m also pleased to announce that I join the journal as a member of the panel of Associate Editors – various experts who will support the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors in implementing the journal’s vision and mission and provide specialist advice specific to our various areas of discipline and research expertise.

It is a defining element of a profession that the profession is supported by its own specialist body of knowledge, in turn supported by research. Developing a research base unique to paramedicine will help define what sets paramedicine apart from the other health professions and will contribute to the growth of paramedicine as a true profession.

I look forward to working with the College, the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors, researchers and authors and paramedics to contribute to the growth of paramedicine as a profession.

This blog is made possible with generous financial support from the Australasian College of Paramedicine, the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW), Natural Hazards Research Australia, NSW Rural Fire Service Association and the NSW SES Volunteers Association. I am responsible for the content in this post including any errors or omissions. Any opinions expressed are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or understanding of the donors.